One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an object) held as security by a pawnbroker.‘our money was gone and everything was in pawn’
- ‘A forty-dollar shovel will net you less than six bucks in pawn.’
- ‘She can't afford to pay off the money all at once and must leave her things in pawn.’
- ‘Unfortunately, his guitar is in pawn down at the local hock shop because he can't pay his bills on time.’
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