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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
Translations of “pawnbroker”
in Chinese (Traditional) 典當商人,當舖老闆…
in Russian ростовщик…
in Turkish tefeci, rehinci, faizci…
in Chinese (Simplified) 典当商人,当铺老板…
in Polish lombard, właściciel/ka lombardu…
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