gombeen-man

[gom-been-man]

noun, plural gom·been-men. Irish English.

a usurer or moneylender.

Nearby words

  1. golschmann,
  2. goltz,
  3. gom,
  4. gombe,
  5. gombeen,
  6. gombeenism,
  7. gomberg,
  8. gombo,
  9. gombroon,
  10. gomel

Origin of gombeen-man

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for gombeen-man

gombeen-man

noun

Irish a shopkeeper who practises usury
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