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rummage sale

noun
1.
a sale of miscellaneous articles, old or new, as items contributed to raise money for charity, of unclaimed goods at a wharf or warehouse, or of odds and ends of merchandise at a shop.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples from the web for rummage sale
  • On one lawn up the street, a rummage sale is in progress.
  • If you know your moving date well in advance, consider having a rummage sale or donating items you don't want.
  • The city handled event promotion and provided vendors with tips on having a successful rummage sale.
  • Realty signs, for sale signs, rummage sale signs as well as political signs are prohibited.
  • The city has found a number of rummage sale and real estate signs also in violation of the right-of-way restrictions.
British Dictionary definitions for rummage sale

rummage sale

noun
1.
a sale of miscellaneous articles, usually cheap and predominantly secondhand, in aid of charity Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) jumble sale
2.
(US) a sale of unclaimed property or unsold stock
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