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pawnbroker

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkər/
a person who lends money in exchange for someone's valuable possession. If the person who borrowed the money does not pay it back by an agreed time, the pawnbroker can sell the possession: Money borrowed from the pawnbroker did not have to be repaid for fifteen months.
( also pawnbroker's) →  pawnshop
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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