pawning

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

pawning

  1. present participle of pawn

Noun[edit]

pawning (plural pawnings)

  1. The act by which something is pawned.
    • Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier
      Her road had again seemed to stretch out endless; she imagined that there might be hundreds and hundreds of such things that Edward was concealing from her — that they might necessitate more mortgagings, more pawnings of bracelets []