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
Then-Mayor Rita Mullins objected to the word "pawnshop" even appearing on a storefront, comparing the stores to tattoo parlors.
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.
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.
The pawnshop is a most honorable and useful institution.
A pawnshop is a bit like a flea market crossed with a garage sale and a jumble shop.
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.
Mint Final Fantasy X with that bonus DVD for $5 at a pawnshop which is closing down near me.
"pawnshop," it has become an upright citizen and an asset to Clematis Street.
If he said he bought it at a pawnshop, odds are that he did.
And that's not the only reason for low prices at the pawnshop.