pawnbroker

[pawn-broh-ker]
noun
a person whose business is lending money at interest on personal, movable property deposited with the lender until redeemed.

Origin:
1680–90; pawn1 + broker

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pawnbroker (ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkə)
 
n
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
 
'pawnbroking
 
n

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Let's not even mention the pawnbroker's critique of his red leather coat.
His first bold heist involves breaking into a car and stealing jewelry, which he sells to a pawnbroker.
If you have a complaint against a pawnbroker, please use our online complaint form.
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