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gombeen-man

[gom-been-man]
noun, plural gom·been-men. Irish English.
  1. a usurer or moneylender.
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Origin of gombeen-man

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for gombeen-man

gombeen-man

noun
  1. Irish a shopkeeper who practises usury
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