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  • hockshop — ☆ hockshop [häk′shäp΄ ] n. Slang PAWNSHOP …   English World dictionary

  • hockshop — n. a pawnshop. □ We took the watch to a hockshop, but couldn’t get enough money for it. □ The cops checked all the hockshops in town for the murder weapon …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hockshop — noun Date: 1871 pawnshop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hockshop — /hok shop /, n. a pawnshop. [1870 75; HOCK3 + SHOP] * * * …   Universalium

  • hockshop — n a pawnshop, pawnbroker s. An expres sion (from hock) used all over the Eng lish speaking world …   Contemporary slang

  • hockshop — n. pawnshop, shop which loans money at interest on the basis of personal items given as security …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hockshop — hock•shop [[t]ˈhɒkˌʃɒp[/t]] n. pawnshop • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • hockshop — /ˈhɒkʃɒp/ (say hokshop) noun US Colloquial → pawnshop. {hock3 + shop} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hockshop — /hok shop /, n. a pawnshop. [1870 75; HOCK3 + SHOP] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stavisky Affair — The Stavisky Affair was a 1934 financial scandal generated by the actions of embezzler Alexandre Stavisky. It had political ramifications for the French Radical Socialist moderate government of the day. The scandal was described by the New Yorker …   Wikipedia

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