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Shylock

Line breaks: Shy|lock
Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌɪlɒk
 
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Definition of Shylock in English:

1A Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, who lends money to Antonio but demands in return a pound of Antonio’s own flesh should the debt not be repaid on time.
1.1 (as noun a Shylock) offensive A moneylender who charges extremely high rates of interest.
Example sentences
  • One depicted him as a Shylock or Fagin caricature.
  • Jews, who for centuries were caricatured as callous usurers and Shylocks, and in the modern age as greedy capitalists, have disappointed economically when given a state of their own.
  • What other guarantee could the politicians of the world give to the Shylocks who are lending money to conduct this dreadful tragedy?

Words that rhyme with Shylock

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