gombeenism

/ (ˈɡɒmbiːnɪzəm) /

noun

Irish the practice of usury

Nearby words

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

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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