pawnshop

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noun pawn·shop \ ˈpȯn-ˌshäp , ˈpän- \

Definition of pawnshop

:a pawnbroker's shop

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First Known Use of pawnshop

1749


PAWNSHOP Defined for English Language Learners

pawnshop

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Definition of pawnshop for English Language Learners

  • : a pawnbroker's shop


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pawnshop

noun pawn·shop

legal Definition of pawnshop

:a pawnbroker's shop


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