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"pawnbroker" in British English

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pawnbrokernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊ.kər/  us   /ˈpɑːnˌbroʊ.kɚ/
a ​person who ​lendsmoney in ​exchange for ​objects that he or she can ​sell if the ​personleaving the ​objects does not ​pay an ​agreedamount of ​money in an ​agreedtime
(Definition of pawnbroker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pawnbrokernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkər/
a ​person who ​lendsmoney in ​exchange for someone's ​valuablepossession. If the ​person who ​borrowed the ​money does not ​pay it back by an ​agreedtime, the pawnbroker can ​sell the ​possession: Money ​borrowed from the pawnbroker did not have to be ​repaid for fifteen months.
(also pawnbroker's) →  pawnshop
(Definition of pawnbroker from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pawnbroker”
in Chinese (Simplified) 典当商人,当铺老板…
in Turkish tefeci, rehinci, faizci…
in Russian ростовщик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 典當商人,當舖老闆…
in Polish lombard, właściciel/ka lombardu…
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