Then, she ends up being a pawn for her beauty, and living in a cold castle, very isolated from the rest of the world.
They were getting more imaginative,” a pawn shop owner thinks of his addict customers in “Back of Beyond.
And the newspaper Tishrin accused Hitto of being a pawn of foreign powers, the choice of a “Turkish-Saudi-Qatari conspiracy.”
The pawn Stars, the Property Brothers, and rapper Danny Brown also cameo.
With Suzanne, Vee saw someone who could be a pawn in her chess game.
I bought it of a gentleman who came in just now, and would not pawn it.
The young man had no comprehension of the fact that he was only a pawn in the game.
It seemed a veritable betrayal of her mistress to disclose such a sordid matter as the search for a pawn ticket.
I gave the man all my spare clothes in pawn, and walked away from his house.
The Honourable George had lost; so I, his pawn, must also submit like a dead sport.
"something left as security," late 15c. (mid-12c. as Anglo-Latin pandum), from Old French pan, pant "pledge, security," also "booty, plunder," perhaps from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German pfant, German Pfand, Middle Dutch pant, Old Frisian pand "pledge"), from West Germanic *panda, of unknown origin.
The Old French word is identical to pan "cloth, piece of cloth," from Latin pannum (nominative pannus) "cloth, piece of cloth, garment" and Klein's sources feel this is the source of both the Old French and West Germanic words (perhaps on the notion of cloth used as a medium of exchange).
lowly chess piece, late 14c., from Anglo-French poun, Old French peon, earlier pehon, from Medieval Latin pedonem "foot soldier," from Late Latin pedonem (nominative pedo) "one going on foot," from Latin pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)). The chess sense was in Old French by 13c. Figurative use, of persons, is from 1580s.
"to give (something) as security in exchange for," 1560s, from pawn (n.1). Related: Pawned; pawning.