moskeneer

transitive verb

mos·​ke·​neer
ˌmäskəˈniə
-ed/-ing/-s
British
: to pawn for more than the value of the article

Word History

Etymology

Yiddish mashken pledge, pawn (from Hebrew mashkōn) + English -eer (as in profiteer, verb)

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“Moskeneer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moskeneer. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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