- the shop of a pawnbroker, especially one where unredeemed items are displayed and sold.
Origin of pawnshop
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Examples from the Web for pawnshop
Stay anywhere long enough and every direction eventually leads you toward a pawnshop of your life.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Before the policeman could even reply, the owner of the pawnshop had come up.Sue, A Little Heroine
L. T. Meade
After I had had breakfast, I went straight to Abrahamson's pawnshop.
In fact, he was swearing to it all over again as he stood there in the pawnshop.
“We may recover it at some pawnshop in Bangor, when we go back,” replied Jerry.The Camp in the Snow
William Murray Graydon
Customers coming into the pawnshop stopped to see what was going on.
- the premises of a pawnbroker
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Word Origin and History for pawnshop
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