Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The shop of a pawnbroker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pawnbroker's establishment; a place in which pawnbroking is carried on.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shop where loans are made with personal property as security

Etymologies

From pawn +‎ shop. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then-Mayor Rita Mullins objected to the word "pawnshop" even appearing on a storefront, comparing the stores to tattoo parlors.

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  • The pawnshop was a nice one, guitars hanging on a rack, jewelry in glassed-in counters, three racks of leather jackets, and an assortment of other stuff.

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  • It is not a desirable trait in one connected with a pawnshop, that is also reputed to be a fence, to show surprise or curiosity.

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  • The pawnshop is a most honorable and useful institution.

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  • A pawnshop is a bit like a flea market crossed with a garage sale and a jumble shop.

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  • One of the institutions of the workhouse was, however, a kind of pawnshop kept by one of the under-masters, as they were called, and Zachariah got a shilling advanced on a pocket-knife.

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  • Mint Final Fantasy X with that bonus DVD for $5 at a pawnshop which is closing down near me.

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  • "pawnshop," it has become an upright citizen and an asset to Clematis Street.

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  • If he said he bought it at a pawnshop, odds are that he did.

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  • And that's not the only reason for low prices at the pawnshop.

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