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pawnbroker

noun pawn·bro·ker \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 in exchange for personal property that can be sold if the loan is not repaid by a certain time
pawn·bro·king \-kiŋ\ noun
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Examples of PAWNBROKER

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

First Known Use of PAWNBROKER

1658
PAWNBROKING Defined for Kids

pawnbroker

noun pawn·bro·ker \ˈpn-ˌbrō-kər\

Definition of PAWNBROKER for Kids

:  a person who lends money in exchange for personal property that can be sold if the money is not repaid

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