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

  • n. Slang A pawnshop.

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  • n. A pawnshop.


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  • It was a long haul to Jerry Church's hockshop, but Snim had a gold and pearl pocket-pianino up there and he was hoping to cadge Church into advancing another sovereign on it.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 5

  • He gets to the Luisenstrasse and the hockshop just before closing time, and manages to raise a little, baloney for a day or two maybe, on the zoot.

    Gravity's Rainbow


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