pawnshop

[pawn-shop]
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Origin of pawnshop

First recorded in 1840–50; pawn1 + shop
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pawnshop

noun
  1. the premises of a pawnbroker
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Word Origin and History for pawnshop
n.

also pawn-shop, by 1763, from pawn (n.1) + shop (n.).

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