Pawned vs Pawed - What's the difference?

pawned | pawed |

As verbs the difference between pawned and pawed

is that pawned is (pawn) while pawed is (paw).

As an adjective pawed is

having (a specified kind or number of) paws.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (pawn)

  • pawn


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) paun, .


    (en noun)
  • (label) The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
  • (label) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end, usually not the end that individual would prefer.
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  • *:“I'm through with all pawn -games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
  • Synonyms
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    (en verb)
  • (video games) To render one's opponent a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy games.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , apparently from a Germanic language (compare Middle Dutch pant, Old High German pfant).


    (en noun)
  • The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
  • All our jewellery was in pawn by this stage.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My life I never held but as a pawn / To wage against thy enemies.
  • An instance of pawning something.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown.
  • * John Donne
  • As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness, so, O Lord, let this day's comfort be the earnest of to-morrow's.
  • An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.
  • *, New York, 2001, p.106:
  • Brokers, takers of pawns , biting userers, I will not admit; yet I will tolerate some kind of usery.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • As for mortgaging or pawning,men will not take pawns without use [i.e. interest].
  • (rare) A pawn shop, pawnbroker.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pledge; to stake or wager.
  • To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.
  • * 1965 , (Bob Dylan), (Like a Rolling Stone)
  • But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it, babe.
    * (to deposit at a pawn shop) hock

    Etymology 3


  • See also

    * pawn off






  • (paw)
  • Adjective

  • Having (a specified kind or number of) paws.
  • a muddy-pawed puppy
    some four-pawed creature