Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that lends money at an interest rate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lends money on interest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who lends money and charges interest, especially one who is not part of the official financial industry

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

  • noun someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

money +‎ lender

Examples

  • In 1966, a young man named Ed Greenwood was writing adventures about a certain moneylender named Mirt.

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  • The Marx and Ritz Brothers drive reality squealing like a moneylender from the temple.

    Film

  • In theory the sale of a squire's land to a moneylender is a minor and exceptional necessity.

    A Miscellany of Men

  • You tell me this man you have here spent weeks and months wheedling needy women out of small sums of money; that he used a drug at the best, and a poison at the worst; that he turned up afterwards as the lowest kind of moneylender, and cheated most poor people in the same patient and pacific style.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • You tell me this man you have here spent weeks and months wheedling needy women out of small sums of money; that he used a drug at the best, and a poison at the worst; that he turned up afterwards as the lowest kind of moneylender, and cheated most poor people in the same patient and pacific style.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • You tell me this man you have here spent weeks and months wheedling needy women out of small sums of money; that he used a drug at the best, and a poison at the worst; that he turned up afterwards as the lowest kind of moneylender, and cheated most poor people in the same patient and pacific style.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown

  • But in this imagined case, anyone with even the most passing familiarity with genetics would dismiss the idea of a “greedy moneylender” gene out of hand.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Approaching Arguments That Have A Racist Past

  • Fear of bringing up the “greedy moneylender” controversy is why universities refuse to teach The Merchant of Venice, just as fear of the “uncontrolled thug” stereotype led to “Othello, the WASP with anger issues of Venice”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Approaching Arguments That Have A Racist Past

  • But there is no controversy over “Greedy moneylender” — hence its usefulness for parody.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Approaching Arguments That Have A Racist Past

  • The film centers on Clemente Bruno Odar, a moneylender with strict rules and what appears to be a joyless and solitary existence.

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