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pawn·shop

 (pôn′shŏp′)
n.
The shop of a pawnbroker.

pawnshop

(ˈpɔːnˌʃɒp)
n
(Commerce) the premises of a pawnbroker

pawn•shop

(ˈpɔnˌʃɒp)

n.
the shop of a pawnbroker.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pawnshop - a shop where loans are made with personal property as securitypawnshop - a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
Translations
مَرْهَن، مَحَل الرُّهونات
zastavárna
pantelåner
zálogház
skrifstofa veîlánara
záložňa
rehinci dükkânı

pawnshop

[ˈpɔːnʃɒp] Nmonte m de piedad, casa f de empeños

pawnshop

[ˈpɔːnˌʃɒp] nmonte m di pietà

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.
References in classic literature ?
And Simon Nishikanta tore himself away from his everlasting painting of all colour-delicacies of sea and sky such as are painted by seminary maidens, to be helped and hoisted up the ratlines of the mizzen rigging, the huge bulk of him, by two grinning, slim-waisted sailors, until they lashed him squarely on the crosstrees and left him to stare with eyes of golden desire, across the sun-washed sea through the finest pair of unredeemed binoculars that had ever been pledged in his pawnshops.
With one mighty effort and a last terrified look round, she popped into a pawnshop.
But the nervousness that assailed him at the door of that inglorious haunt - a pawnshop - and the effort necessary to invent the pseudonym (which, somehow, seemed to him a necessary part of the procedure), had taken more time than he imagined: and when he returned to the billiard-room with the spoils, the bank had already closed its doors.
Sometimes things went wrong, and she found herself with no money at all; then her trifling possessions found their way to a pawnshop in the Vauxhall Bridge Road, and she ate bread and butter till things grew brighter.
We're pulling out of the financial pawnshop in fine shape, and we'll get out without leaving one unredeemed pledge behind.
[Tom Driscoll had been looking at the speaker, but dropped his eyes at this point.] In that case he would retain the knife in his possession, not daring to offer it for sale, or for pledge in a pawnshop. [There was a nodding of heads among the audience by way of admission that this was not a bad stroke.] I shall prove to the satisfaction of the jury that there WAS a person in Judge Driscoll's room several minutes before the accused entered it.
And from such largess, dispensed from his future, Martin turned and took his one good suit of clothes to the pawnshop. His plight was desperate for him to do this, for it cut him off from Ruth.
He went and got his pay and his tools, which he left in a pawnshop for fifty cents.
The trade had been half ruined; and then came the old, sad story, of masters reducing their establishments, men turned off and wandering about, hungry and wan in body, and fierce in soul, from the thought of wives and children starving at home, and the last sticks of furniture going to the pawnshop; children taken from school, and lounging about the dirty streets and courts, too listless almost to play, and squalid in rags and misery; and then the fearful struggle between the employers and men--lowerings of wages, strikes, and the long course of oft-repeated crime, ending every now and then with a riot, a fire, and the county yeomanry.
Once up town and in the pawnshop, Uncle Sam seemed thoroughly versed in the value of the medals, and Billy jingled a handful of silver in his pocket as they walked out.
A gang of thieves that set-up two fake pawnshops in Washington State as fronts for a business selling stolen items illegally on Amazon.com has been busted by the FBI.
For many years, Filipinos have counted on pawnshops for financial services and assistance, both during their hours of need and moments of favor.