What is another word for pawnbroker?

Pronunciation: [pˈɔːnbɹə͡ʊkə] (IPA)

Pawnbroker; also known as a pawnshop owner or a pawn dealer, is a person who lends money to individuals and accepts personal items as collateral. Some synonyms for the word "pawnbroker" include pledge broker, loan shark, and pawnshop operator. Other alternatives for the term include used goods dealer, asset lender, and collateral financier. The word "pawnbroker" itself is derived from the French term "pan" which translates into a piece of clothing used as a security deposit. Pawnbrokers have been a part of society for centuries, offering individuals a source of quick cash in exchange for cherished possessions.

What are the hypernyms for Pawnbroker?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Pawnbroker?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Pawnbroker

The pawnbroker described to me the boy who pawned the watch, and I recognized John from the description.
"Andy Grant's Pluck"
Horatio Alger
But when I go broke, all other things failin', I allers tackle a pawnbroker.
"Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley"
Belle K. Maniates
Among other monopolies and trades, government in France used to be the common pawnbroker.
"Anna St. Ives"
Thomas Holcroft

Famous quotes with Pawnbroker

  • A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.
    Arthur W. Pinero
  • A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.
    Arthur Wing Pinero
  • No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer, so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord, the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.
    Karl Marx

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