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pawnbroker

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊ.kər/ us    /ˈpɑːnˌbroʊ.kɚ/
a person who lends money in exchange for things that they can sell if the person leaving them does not pay an agreed amount of money in an agreed time
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