pawnbroker


pawn·bro·ker

noun \ˈpn-ˌbrō-kər, ˈpän-\

: a person who lends money to people in exchange for personal property that can be sold if the money is not returned within a certain time

Full Definition of PAWNBROKER

:  one who lends money on the security of personal property pledged in his keeping
pawn·bro·king \-kiŋ\ noun

Examples of PAWNBROKER

  1. He was desperate for money so he hocked his watch to a pawnbroker.

First Known Use of PAWNBROKER

1687

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