pawnbroker


pawnbroker

noun

  1. a person whose business is lending money at interest on personal, movable property deposited with the lender until redeemed.

noun

  1. a dealer licensed to lend money at a specified rate of interest on the security of movable personal property, which can be sold if the loan is not repaid within a specified period

n.1680s, from pawn (n.1) + broker (n.).

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