from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal One who lends money at exorbitant interest rates, especially one financed and supported by an organized crime network.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who lends money at exorbitant rates of interest.
  • v. Alternative spelling of loanshark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest


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  • Arnie St. Thomas, Marvel said, was a loan shark - and he used the city's money in his operation.

    The Empress File

  • Mickey C. putting out his entire smear arsenal because the City high brass upped his loan shark and bookmaking kickbacks 10 percent.

    The Big Nowhere


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