what does the word shylock mean?

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  • 6 years ago
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    A fictional character who was a moneylender (Jewish stereotype) in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

    4 A loan shark

    5 To lend money at exorbitant rates of interest

    6 cruel moneylender in Shakespeare's drama "Merchant of Venice"; ruthless or heartless moneylender isim

    7 A fictional character who was a moneylender (Jewish stereotype) in Shakespeares Merchant of Venice

    8 a character in the play The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. He is a Jewish moneylender who lends money to Antonio, and when Antonio is unable to pay the money back, Shylock says he has the right to cut a pound of flesh from Antonio's body. In some ways Shylock is shown in a negative way as someone who is only interested in money, but he also makes a famous speech in which he states that he is like any other human being ("If you prick me, do I not bleed...") and describes how he and other Jewish people are unfairly treated

    9 someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

    10 a merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Shylock is a fictional character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. A Venetian Jewish moneylender, Shylock is the play's principal antagonist. His defeat and forced conversion to Christianity forms the climax of the play.

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  • Prasad
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    6 years ago

    someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

    http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/shylock

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/shylock

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    The politicians in DC

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