pawnbroker - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkə(r)/
singularpawnbroker
pluralpawnbrokers
  1. someone whose job is to lend money to people in exchange for a valuable object that they can sell if the person does not return the money. The shop they work in is also called a pawnbroker, or a pawnbroker’s.