[ pawn-broh-ker ]
/ ˈpɔnˌbroʊ kər /


a person whose business is lending money at interest on personal, movable property deposited with the lender until redeemed.

Words nearby pawnbroker

Origin of pawnbroker

First recorded in 1680–90; pawn1 + broker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pawnbroker

/ (ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkə) /


a dealer licensed to lend money at a specified rate of interest on the security of movable personal property, which can be sold if the loan is not repaid within a specified period

Derived forms of pawnbroker

pawnbroking, noun
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