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gombeenism

/ (ˈɡɒmbiːnɪzəm) /
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noun
Irish the practice of usury
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Word Origin for gombeenism

C19: from Irish Gaelic gaimbín interest on a loan, from Middle English cambie exchange, barter, from Latin cambium

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