- From the character Shylock, in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (Wiktionary)
- After Shylock, the ruthless Jewish usurer in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“State law uses "shylock" in a statute dealing with loan sharks, language that is "offensive to the Jewish people," said state Sen. Eleanor Sobel, a Democrat.”
“If you're like me, you'd rather work with your customers than play shylock, but at some point enough is enough.”
“In "Crazy as a Soup Sandwich," a script that was a produced episode of the second incarnation of the Twilight Zone television show, a low-rent petty crook and shylock, Arky Lochner, makes an ill-advised deal with the Devil—well, a demon, at least, and his time is about to run out.”
“At the present time, Parisi had almost two million dollars on the street in shylock loans, which brought in close to twenty thousand a week in interest.”
“CAFFERTY: Take my taxes to a shylock and get them done before I go out, just based on that commercial.”
“After the briefest of pauses, Reid launched into a long anecdote about a shylock named Salvatore Marriano who took payment in salted herring from a destitute fishmonger named Bernard Boyle.”
“The man was known to occasionally shylock to businessmen and desperate oil wildcatters.”
“I lived outdoors and put every damn good dime back into my business, then took out loans from every bank and shylock willing to lend money and bought damn good property -- damn good and cheap.”
“The third was to an indy shylock: seven thousand dollars at 20 percent, $8,400 due April 10 — his woman out of trouble, his gift for her grief: Gene Niles with his face blown off on her bed.”
“At one point, as the three questioned the consultant's cleaning staff, the ex-shylock threatened to break their bones unless they confessed.”
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The height of fame, or infamy, is when your name becomes a byword for something. I'm not 100 percent sure about the technical name for this trope, but it seems to be antonomasia. Suggestions are mo...
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