The business premises of a pawnbroker; where loans are made, with personal property as security

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  • pawnshop — pawn‧shop [ˈpɔːnʆɒp ǁ ˈpɒːnʆɑːp] noun [countable] COMMERCE a pawnbroker s shop * * * pawnshop UK US (also pawn shop) /ˈpɔːnʃɒp/ noun [C] (also pawnbroker) ► a store that lends money in ex …   Financial and business terms

  • pawnshop — pawn·shop n: a pawnbroker s shop Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • pawnshop — (n.) also pawn shop, by 1763, from PAWN (Cf. pawn) (n.1) + SHOP (Cf. shop) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pawnshop — ► NOUN ▪ a pawnbroker s shop …   English terms dictionary

  • pawnshop — [pôn′shäp΄] n. a pawnbroker s shop …   English World dictionary

  • pawnshop — /ˈpɔnʃɒp/ (say pawnshop) noun the shop of a pawnbroker where goods can be pawned and unredeemed articles are offered for sale …   Australian English dictionary

  • pawnshop — noun Date: 1849 a pawnbroker s shop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pawnshop — /pawn shop /, n. the shop of a pawnbroker, esp. one where unredeemed items are displayed and sold. [1840 50; PAWN1 + SHOP] * * * …   Universalium

  • pawnshop — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pawnbrokery, montde piété, hockshop (sl.), spout (sl.), my uncle s (sl.). See debt. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pawnbrokery, the pawnbroker s, my uncle s*, hock shop*, pop shop*; see also shop , store …   English dictionary for students

  • pawnshop — pawn|shop [ˈpo:nʃɔp US ˈpo:nʃa:p] n a pawnbroker s shop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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