pawnbroker


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pawn·bro·ker

 (pôn′brō′kər)
n.
One that lends money at interest in exchange for personal property deposited as security.

pawn′bro′king n.
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pawnbroker

(ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkə)
n
(Commerce) a dealer licensed to lend money at a specified rate of interest on the security of movable personal property, which can be sold if the loan is not repaid within a specified period
ˈpawnˌbroking n
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pawn•bro•ker

(ˈpɔnˌbroʊ kər)

n.
a person whose business is lending money at interest on personal, movable property deposited with the lender until redeemed.
[1680–90]
pawn′bro`king, pawn′bro`ker•age, pawn′bro`ker•y, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pawnbroker - a person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security
lender, loaner - someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters
pledgee - someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge
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Translations
مُرْتَهَنٌمُسْتَرْهِن، مُرابٍ صَغير
zastavárník
pantelåner
panttilainaaja
vlasnik zalagaonice
zálogkölcsönzõ
veîlánari
質屋
전당포 주인
pantbank
ผู้รับจำนำ
chủ hiệu cầm đồ

pawnbroker

[ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkəʳ] Nprestamista mf
pawnbroker's = pawnshop
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pawnbroker

[ˈpɔːnbrəʊkər] n (= person) → prêteur/euse sur gagespawn shop pawnshop [ˈpɔːnʃɒp] pawnbroker, pawnbroker's nmont-de-piété m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pawnbroker

[ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkəʳ] nprestatore/trice su pegno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pawn

(poːn) verb
to give (an article of value) to a pawnbroker in exchange for money (which may be repaid at a later time to get the article back). I had to pawn my watch to pay the bill.
noun
1. in chess, one of the small pieces of lowest rank.
2. a person who is used by another person for his own gain, advantage etc. She was a pawn in his ambitious plans.
ˈpawnbroker noun
a person who lends money in exchange for pawned articles.
ˈpawnshop noun
a pawnbroker's place of business.
in pawn
having been pawned. His watch is in pawn.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

pawnbroker

مُرْتَهَنٌ zastavárník pantelåner Pfandleiher ενεχυροδανειστής prestamista panttilainaaja prêteur sur gages vlasnik zalagaonice prestatore su pegno 質屋 전당포 주인 pandjesbaas pantelåner właściciel lombardu penhorista ростовщик pantbank ผู้รับจำนำ rehinci chủ hiệu cầm đồ 典当商
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References in classic literature ?
The women took the pawnbroker's tickets from the pockets of the man's trousers and hurried out.
So I discovered next day when I attempted to buy David's outfit, and found myself as shy of entering the shop as any Mary at the pawnbroker's.
Sherlock Holmes," said Jabez Wilson, mopping his forehead; "I have a small pawnbroker's business at Coburg Square, near the City.
'Nothing,' replied the woman; 'it was a pawnbroker's duplicate.'
As it was, when I had spare moments I spent them playing chess, or going with nice girls who were themselves students, or in riding a bicycle whenever I was fortunate enough to have it out of the pawnbroker's possession.
"Once again these old eyes have seen this fair haven," the Ancient Mariner, beside them gazing, babbled; and Daughtry could not help but notice the way the wheat-farmer and the pawnbroker pricked their ears to listen and glanced each to the other with scant eyes.
'The bottle-green,' said old Arthur; 'the bottle-green was a famous suit to wear, and I bought it very cheap at a pawnbroker's, and there was--he, he, he!--a tarnished shilling in the waistcoat pocket.
Whoever goes is going to get himself nabbed, for their ain't any pawnbroker that's going to lose the chance to--"
Batterbury to the house of that distinguished patron, and the Portrait of a Nobleman to the Pawnbroker's.
In another drawer he found odd buttons, a theatre programme, a pawnbroker's card, two lost marshmallows, a book on the divination of dreams.
I have known her to be thrown into fainting fits by the king's taxes at three o'clock, and to eat lamb chops, breaded, and drink warm ale (paid for with two tea-spoons that had gone to the pawnbroker's) at four.
He had just come from a fruitless interview with the pawnbroker, from whom he had tried to wring an additional loan on his wheel.