loansharking

or loan-shark·ing

[ lohn-shahr-king ]
/ ˈloʊnˌʃɑr kɪŋ /

noun

the practice of lending money at excessive rates of interest.

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Origin of loansharking

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; loan shark + -ing1
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