pawnbroker

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Etymology[edit]

pawn +‎ broker

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɔːnˌbɹəʊ.kə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

pawnbroker (plural pawnbrokers)

  1. A person who makes monetary loans at interest, taking personal property as security – which may be sold if not redeemed.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 280:
      "We may keep it by us," replied the pawnbroker, "for months; there is no demand for such articles." "But," exclaimed she, eagerly, "I shall soon redeem it!" "So you all say," returned the man, with imperturbable coolness.

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