pawnshop

[ pawn-shop ]
/ ˈpɔnˌʃɒp /

noun

the shop of a pawnbroker, especially one where unredeemed items are displayed and sold.

Origin of pawnshop

First recorded in 1840–50; pawn1 + shop
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British Dictionary definitions for pawnshop

pawnshop

/ (ˈpɔːnˌʃɒp) /

noun

the premises of a pawnbroker
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Word Origin and History for pawnshop

pawnshop


n.

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

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