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pawnshop

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːnʃɒp
 
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Definition of pawnshop in English:

noun

A pawnbroker’s shop.
Example sentences
  • Second-hand stores and pawnshops in Vancouver send in 400,000 routine reports each year on the items they purchase.
  • I had to go in and out of pawnshops and drug stores every day for more than four years.
  • The generals and the contractors buy up beach property and own stock in the institutions that bankroll the pawnshops.

Words that rhyme with pawnshop

window-shoptoyshop

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