pawnshop Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pawnshop" in British English

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pawnshopnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɔːn.ʃɒp/  us   /ˈpɑːn.ʃɑːp/ (also pawnbroker's)
a ​shop where a ​pawnbrokeroperates his or her ​business
(Definition of pawnshop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pawnshop" in American English

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pawnshopnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɔnˌʃɑp/
a ​store where you can ​leave possessions in ​order to ​borrowmoney, or ​buyobjects 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   us   /ˈpɔːnʃɒp/ (also pawnbroker)
a ​store that ​lendsmoney in ​exchange for a ​valuable thing that they can ​sell if the ​personleaving it does not ​pay an ​agreedamount of ​money by an ​agreedtime: a pawnshop ​loan/​owner
(Definition of pawnshop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pawnshop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 当铺…
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