Meaning of Shylock

Shy•lock

Pronunciation: (shī'lok), [key]
— n.
  1. a relentless and revengeful moneylender in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.
  2. a hard-hearted moneylender.
—v.i.
  1. (l.c.) to lend money at extortionate rates of interest.
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