Definition of pawnbroker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɔːnbrəʊkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːnbroʊkər//
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a person who lends money in exchange for articles left with them. If the money is not paid back by a particular time, the pawnbroker can sell the article.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pawnbroker