pawnbroking

[ pawn-broh-king ]
/ ˈpɔnˌbroʊ kɪŋ /

noun

the business of a pawnbroker.
Also pawn·bro·ker·age [pawn-broh-ker-ij] /ˈpɔnˌbroʊ kər ɪdʒ/, pawn·bro·ker·y [pawn-broh-ker-ee] /ˈpɔnˌbroʊ kər i/.

Origin of pawnbroking

First recorded in 1805–15; pawnbrok(er) + -ing1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pawnbroking