pawnbroker

noun pawn·bro·ker \ ˈpȯn-ˌbrō-kər , ˈpän- \

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

pawnbroking

play \ˈpȯn-ˌbrō-kiŋ, ˈpän-\ noun

Examples of pawnbroker in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of pawnbroker

1658


PAWNBROKER Defined for English Language Learners

pawnbroker

noun

Definition of pawnbroker for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PAWNBROKER Defined for Kids

pawnbroker

noun pawn·bro·ker \ ˈpȯn-ˌbrō-kər \

Definition of pawnbroker for Students

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

Law Dictionary

pawnbroker

noun pawn·bro·ker \ ˈpȯn-ˌbrō-kər \

legal Definition of pawnbroker

:a person who lends money on the security of personal or movable property pledged in his or her keeping or who buys personal property and gives the seller an opportunity to buy back the property


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