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View synonyms for moneylender

moneylender

[ muhn-ee-len-der ]

noun

  1. a person or organization whose business it is to lend money at interest.


moneylender

/ ˈmʌnɪˌlɛndə /

noun

  1. a person who lends money at interest as a living


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Derived Forms

  • ˈmoneyˌlending, adjectivenoun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of moneylender1

1775–85; money + lender ( def )
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Example Sentences

You don't owe me the money at all; I made no bargain with you; I am not a moneylender.

But if the working miner remained poor, the moneylender waxed wealthy on the miners' work.

There is none round which it has not cast its feelers--no Semitic moneylender ever obtained a surer hold on his victim.

In theory the sale of a squire's land to a moneylender is a minor and exceptional necessity.

I declare to you, if you refuse, I will sell it to-morrow to the first moneylender I can find, and send you my debt in hard cash.

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