1. Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and related species.
2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer.
3. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.
miser / maɪzər /
ETYM Latin miser wretched, miserable; cf. Greek misos hate, misein to hate: cf. Italian and Spanish misero wretched, avaricious.
A hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably).