Definitions for loansharking
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the practice of lending money at excessive rates of interest.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of loansharking:
(Committing crimes as a loan shark, committing usury (loaning money at excessive rate of interest) especially when collecting under threat of violence.)
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