Definition of


  1. (noun, person) someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

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Synonyms of Usurer

loan shark, moneylender, shylock

Alternate forms of Usurer

Hypernyms: lender, loaner, shark

Origin of the word Usurer

  1. late 13c., from O.Fr. usurier, from M.L. usurarius "usurer," from L. adj. usurarius "pertaining to interest," from usura (see usury). more

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Words that sound like Usurer

uakari, uighur, uigur, user, usher, ussher, ussr, usury, uxor, uygur

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