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1.
Shylock was a character in one of Shakespear's plays (The Merchant of Venice). He was a Jewish usurer, so saying that a person is a Shylock means he's a loan shark.
You really shouldn't mess with the guys down on 57th, they're real shylocks and the interest rates will kill you.
by Isis January 01, 2005
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2.
Another term for a Mafia loan money collector. Personified by the character Chili Palmer from the "Get Shorty" and "Be Cool" novels and films.
I think i might go back to my old job being a shylock
by D THOMAS January 06, 2012
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3.
Zipper, fly. As a security feature for your 'shy bits'. True to its Shakespearean origins (the Merchant of Venice)it also holds a pound of flesh.
Your Shylock's undone - there's your pound of flesh LOL.
by Yao-han April 27, 2009
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4.
jewish mystic, or gypsy
that shylock stole my watch
by andrew December 26, 2004
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5.
The curly ear locks that male Hasidic Jews have... pejorative of course... and not to be confused with the oddly similar and equally stylish chelsea hair-do.
Moishe shaved off his isro, leaving only the shylocks.
by g.d.a. April 19, 2006
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