Definition of pignorative in US English:

pignorative

adjective

rare
  • Of or relating to pignoration; pledging, pawning.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From French pignoratif from pignorer (from classical Latin pignerāre) + -atif.

Pronunciation

pignorative

/ˈpɪɡnərətɪv/