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hockshop

[hok-shop] /ˈhɒkˌʃɒp/
noun
1.
a pawnshop.
Origin of hockshop
1870-1875
1870-75; hock3 + shop
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  • Find a drugstore, where there would likely be a telephone directory, and go in and look up the address of a hock shop.

    Exile from Space Judith Merril
  • When he saw that I was serious, he sent me to a money lender, a hock shop, I think he called it.

    Circus Alan Edward Nourse
Slang definitions & phrases for hock shop

hockshop

noun

A pawnshop (1871+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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