Definition of pawnbroker in English:

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pawnbroker

Pronunciation: /ˈpônˌbrōkər/

noun

A person who lends money at interest on the security of an article pawned.
Example sentences
  • Of course, it is clear that the pawnbroker made money out of the poor, but they provided a service where none existed and helped people out in the short term.
  • My intention, though against the law, was to take it to the pawnbrokers in exchange for money so as to buy myself some more time before starving to death.
  • The prize possession of a warm winter coat was taken down to the pawnbroker and left as security until the next wage came in.

Derivatives

pawnbroking

Pronunciation: /-kiNG/
noun
Example sentences
  • You can, of course, take your job for granted if you work in the public sector, corporate recovery, pawnbroking, psychiatric care, litigation or medicine.
  • Property is another main area, along with bookmaking and pawnbroking.
  • But pawnbroking, cheque conversion and doorstep loans have been booming in recent years, feeding off poverty and inequality.

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Syllabification: pawn·brok·er

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