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moneylender

[muhn-ee-len-der]
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noun
  1. a person or organization whose business it is to lend money at interest.
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Origin of moneylender

1775–85; money + lender
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Related Words for moneylender

broker, manager, officer, financier, investor, dealer, banker, bank, house, treasurer, capitalist, usurer, croupier, teller, backer, pawnbroker, moneylender, pawnshop, Shylock, granter

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Historical Examples of moneylender

  • After all, he would rather fall into Harding's hands than the moneylender's.

    Harding of Allenwood

    Harold Bindloss

  • It had not occurred to them that the moneylender might suspect the forgery.

    Harding of Allenwood

    Harold Bindloss

  • He was in the moneylender's hands, and to comply with his exactions would not end them.

    Harding of Allenwood

    Harold Bindloss

  • Of course a moneylender was different, but what security could he offer?

    The Passionate Elopement

    Compton Mackenzie

  • "This is beside the question," said the moneylender with a deprecatory shrug.

    Beyond the City

    Arthur Conan Doyle


British Dictionary definitions for moneylender

moneylender

noun
  1. a person who lends money at interest as a living
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Derived Formsmoneylending, adjective, noun
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