Definitions for usurerˈyu ʒər ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•su•rerˈyu ʒər ər(n.)
a person who lends money and charges interest, esp. at an exorbitant rate.
Origin of usurer:
1250–1300; ME < AF < ML
usurer, loan shark, moneylender, shylock(noun)
someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
A person who loans money to others and charges interest, particularly at an illegal, exorbitant, or unfair rate.
Specifically, a male usurer.
Origin: from usurier, usura "interest".
one who lends money and takes interest for it; a money lender
one who lends money at a rate of interest beyond that established by law; one who exacts an exorbitant rate of interest for the use of money