Meaning of “pawnshop” in the English Dictionary

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"pawnshop" in American English

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pawnshopnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɔnˌʃɑp/

a store where you can leave possessions in order to borrow money, or buy objects that others have left there and that are now for sale

(Definition of “pawnshop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pawnshop" in Business English

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pawnshopnoun [ C ]

also pawn shop uk /ˈpɔːnʃɒp/ us also pawnbroker

a store that lends money in exchange for a valuable thing that they can sell if the person leaving it does not pay an agreed amount of money by an agreed time:

a pawnshop loan/owner

(Definition of “pawnshop” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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