pawnee etymology

English word pawnee comes from English pawn, English -ee

Detailed word origin of pawnee

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pawn English (eng) To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.. To pledge; to stake or wager. (video games) (chess) The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, and attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.. (colloquial) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end, [...]
-ee English (eng) Used to form diminutives. (legal) Used to form words meaning a person who is the other party to a contract involving a person described by the corresponding word ending in -or. (medicine) Used to form words meaning a person who has undergone a particular medical procedure. Added to verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the object of that verb (ie, to whom or to which an [...]
pawnee English (eng) (legal) One or two whom a pledge is delivered as security; one who takes anything in pawn.

Words with the same origin as pawnee

Descendants of -ee
committee nominee trainee