pawnshop

noun

pawn·​shop ˈpȯn-ˌshäp How to pronounce pawnshop (audio)
ˈpän-
: a pawnbroker's shop

Examples of pawnshop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McCarthy was a last-minute addition to the cast after Bridesmaids blew up, playing a pawnshop owner meant as a romantic interest for Zach Galifianakis’s Alan. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 4 May 2024 Months later in December, trucks pulled up outside the pawnshop. Jeannette Neumann, Fortune, 20 Mar. 2024 The retired repairman knew the pawnshop clerk by name. Lauren Villagran, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024 Uses for the property are open, but Turim noted the city isn't interested in pawnshops, vape shops, gun stores or liquor stores. Journal Sentinel, 30 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for pawnshop 

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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pawnshop was in 1749

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“Pawnshop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pawnshop. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

pawnshop

noun
pawn·​shop ˈpȯn-ˌshäp How to pronounce pawnshop (audio)
ˈpän-
: a pawnbroker's shop

Legal Definition

pawnshop

noun
pawn·​shop
: a pawnbroker's shop

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