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Meaning of “loan shark” in the English Dictionary

"loan shark" in British English

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loan sharknoun [C]

uk   us   informal disapproving
a ​person who ​charges very ​largeamounts of ​money for ​lendingmoney to someone
(Definition of loan shark from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"loan shark" in American English

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loan sharknoun [C]

 us   /ˈloʊn ˌʃɑrk/ infml disapproving
a ​person who ​charges a very ​largeamount of ​interest for ​lendingmoney
(Definition of loan shark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"loan shark" in Business English

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loan sharknoun [C]

uk   us   informal disapproving
a ​person who ​charges large ​amounts of ​interest for ​lendingmoney to someone, especially when their ​financialpositionmeans they cannot ​borrowmoney from a ​bank: Loan ​sharkstarget those with ​baddebtrecords because they may have difficulty getting ​loans from the usual ​sources.
(Definition of loan shark from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “loan shark”
in Chinese (Simplified) 放高利贷者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放高利貸者…
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