Definitions for usurerˈyu ʒər ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. usurer, loan shark, moneylender, shylock(noun)

    someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest


  1. usurer(Noun)

    A person who loans money to others and charges interest, particularly at an illegal, exorbitant, or unfair rate.

  2. usurer(Noun)

    Specifically, a male usurer.

  3. Origin: from usurier, usura "interest".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usurer(noun)

    one who lends money and takes interest for it; a money lender

  2. Usurer(noun)

    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

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