An illegal money-lending operation in which exorbitantly high interest is charged on the amount lent; an act or instance of criminal usury. The notorious gangster was finally brought down for running a years-long juice racket. New legislation is being introduced to clamp down on juice rackets that have been bleeding innocent people dry.
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n. a racket where exorbitant interest is charged on loans. (Underworld.) The cops got one of the leaders of the juice racket.
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