Definition of pawn

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • pawn is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 9
  • pawn is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 9
  • pawn is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of pawn


  • leave as a guarantee in return for money (verb)

    Examples

    1. pawn your grandfather's gold watch

    Synonyms

    1. hock
    2. soak
  • a person used by another to gain an end (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. cat's-paw
    2. instrument
  • an article deposited as security (noun)
  • borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan (noun)
  • (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank (noun)

See definition of pawn in Merriam Webster

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