Pronunciation: (shī'lok), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/shylock.html on line 75 [key]
1. a relentless and revengeful moneylender in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.
2. a hard-hearted moneylender.
(l.c.) to lend money at extortionate rates of interest.
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