Pawn off



Dispose of by deception, as in They tried to pawn off a rebuilt computer as new . This expression may have originated as a corruption of palm off , although it was also put as pawn upon in the 1700s, when it originated.

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  • Pawning

    [pawn] /pɔn/ verb (used with object) 1. to deposit as security, as for money borrowed, especially with a : He raised the money by pawning his watch. 2. to pledge; stake; risk: to pawn one’s life. noun 3. the state of being deposited or held as security, especially with or by a : jewels in […]

  • Pawnshop

    [pawn-shop] /ˈpɔnˌʃɒp/ noun 1. the of a pawnbroker, especially one where unredeemed items are displayed and sold. /ˈpɔːnˌʃɒp/ noun 1. the premises of a pawnbroker n. also pawn-shop, by 1763, from pawn (n.1) + shop (n.).



  • Pawn-ticket

    noun 1. a receipt given for goods left with a pawnbroker. noun 1. a receipt for goods pawned

  • Pawpaw

    [paw-paw] /ˈpɔˌpɔ/ noun 1. a tree, Asimina triloba, of the annona family, native to the eastern U.S., having large, oblong leaves and purplish flowers. 2. the fleshy, edible fruit of this tree. 3. . /ˈpɔːˌpɔː/ noun 1. a variant of papaw, papaya n. see papaw.



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