Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pawnbroker”

pawnbroker

noun [C]     /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 Borrowers and lenders
(Definition of pawnbroker noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pawnbroker

More definitions for “pawnbroker”

Definitions of “pawnbroker” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More