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Definition of "pawn" []

  • Something given as security for a loan; a pledge or guaranty. (noun)
  • The condition of being held as a pledge against the payment of a loan: jewels in pawn. (noun)
  • A person serving as security; a hostage. (noun)
  • The act of pawning. (noun)
  • To give or deposit (personal property) as security for the payment of money borrowed. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pawn" in a sentence
  • "These commercials have women with shopping bags talking about sales that couldn't be missed, young couples waving fistsfull of cash while driving off in a car from the title pawn saying "We even got to keep our car"."
  • "& Cash, a title pawn and car sales shop on U.S. 431 near Claysville Junior High School."
  • "Reports said a customer discovered Moody's body inside Motors & Cash, a title pawn and car sales business on U.S. 431 near Claysville Junior High School."