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pawnshop

[pawn-shop] /ˈpɔnˌʃɒp/
noun
1.
the shop of a pawnbroker, especially one where unredeemed items are displayed and sold.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; pawn1 + shop
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Examples from the web for pawnshop
  • Its neighbours are a pawnshop, a petrol station and a couple of fast-food restaurants.
  • Enclosed is a copy to be submitted before a pawnshop begins operation.
  • If the loan is not repaid, the pawnshop can keep and sell the pawned property.
  • The law also sets the maximum interest rate a pawnshop may charge on loans.
British Dictionary definitions for pawnshop

pawnshop

/ˈpɔːnˌʃɒp/
noun
1.
the premises of a pawnbroker
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Word Origin and History for pawnshop
n.

also pawn-shop, by 1763, from pawn (n.1) + shop (n.).

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