Meaning of “pawnbroker” in the English Dictionary

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"pawnbroker" in British English

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pawnbrokernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊ.kər/ us /ˈpɑːnˌbroʊ.kɚ/

a person who lends money in exchange for objects that he or she can sell if the person leaving the objects does not pay an agreed amount of money in an agreed time

(Definition of “pawnbroker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pawnbroker" in Business English

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pawnbrokernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkər/ us

a person who lends money in exchange for someone's valuable possession. If the person who borrowed the money does not pay it back by an agreed time, 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)