Definition of 'pawnbroker'
Example sentences containing 'pawnbroker'
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BRITAIN'S biggest pawnbroker has ousted its chief executive after blaming the plunge in the gold price for a sudden drop in profits. Times, Sunday Times (2013)BRITAIN'S largest pawnbroker is planning to open 30 new stores during the next three years. The Sun (2009)Britain's largest pawnbroker is picking over the remains of its stricken rival to find new locations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)THE number of tradesmen turning to Britain's biggest pawnbroker for a loan has soared as banks snub small businesses. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'pawnbroker'
British English: pawnbroker /ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkə/ NOUN
A pawnbroker is a person who will lend you money if you give them something that you own. The pawnbroker can sell that thing if you do not pay back the money before a certain time.
- American English: pawnbroker
- Arabic: مُرْتَهَنٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: penhorista
- Chinese: 典当商
- Croatian: vlasnik zalagaonice
- Czech: zastavárník
- Danish: pantelåner
- Dutch: pandjesbaas
- European Spanish: prestamista
- Finnish: panttilainaaja
- French: prêteur sur gages
- German: Pfandleiher
- Greek: ενεχυροδανειστής
- Italian: prestatore su pegno
- Japanese: 質屋
- Korean: 전당포 주인
- Norwegian: pantelåner
- Polish: właściciel lombardu
- European Portuguese: penhorista
- Romanian: proprietar al unei case de amanet
- Russian: ростовщик
- Spanish: prestamista
- Swedish: pantbank
- Thai: ผู้รับจำนำ
- Turkish: rehinci
- Ukrainian: лихвар
- Vietnamese: chủ hiệu cầm đồ
Definition of pawnbroker from the Collins English Dictionary
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