Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To leave something of value with a lender of money in order to get a loan. Also: a person or thing used by someone to meet their own needs.

Usage examples (35)
  • The tenant will pawn his diamond ring and use the loan to pay the landlord.
  • pawn your grandfather's gold watch
  • & Cash, a title pawn and car sales shop on U.S. 431 near Claysville Junior High School.
  • As long as none of my stuff disappears and ends up in pawn, then I'm happy. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.