Definition of Shylock in English:

Shylock

proper noun

  • 1A Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, who lends money to Antonio but demands in return a pound of Antonio's own flesh should the debt not be repaid on time.

    1. 1.1offensive A moneylender who charges extremely high rates of interest.

Pronunciation:

Shylock

/ˈʃʌɪlɒk/