Definition of Shylock

1. Noun. Someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest.

Exact synonyms: Loan Shark, Moneylender, Usurer
Generic synonyms: Lender, Loaner, Shark



2. Noun. A merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare.

Definition of Shylock

1. Proper noun. A fictional character who was a moneylender (Jewish stereotype) in Shakespeare's ''Merchant of Venice''. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A loan shark. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive US) To lend money at exorbitant rates of interest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shylock

1. to lend money at high interest rates [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Shudra
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Shuli
Shulman
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Shumard red oak
Shumen
Shute
Shwachman syndrome
Shwartzman reaction
Shyla
Shylock
Sia
Sialia
Sialidae
Sialis
Sialis lutaria
Siam
Siamese
Siamese cat
Siamese cats
Siamese fighting fish
Siamese twin
Siamese twins
Siameses
Siamization

Literary usage of Shylock

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1. The Merchant of Veniceby William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth, Henry L Hinton by William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth, Henry L Hinton (1867)
"Newspaper clippings pasted in at the beginning are concerned with the Haymarket performance of Edwin Booth, the character of shylock, and Edwin Booth as shylock..."

2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Ebenezer Charlton Black (1906)
"shylock If Portia is the beauty of this play, shylock is its strength. ... shylock is a true representative of his nation; wherein we have a pride which for ..."

3. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Ebenezer Charlton Black (1906)
"shylock If Portia is the beauty of this play, shylock is its strength. In the delineation of the Jew Shakespeare had to fill with individual life and ..."

4. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1906)
"shylock• If Portia is the beauty of this play, shylock is its strength. ... shylock is a true representative of his nation; wherein we have a pride which ..."

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