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want ad

noun
Origin of want ad
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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  • He handed it to her, and his eyes lighted on the "want ad" columns.

    Find the Woman Arthur Somers Roche
  • This description of the right sort of boy is put in the form of a "want ad" in a newspaper.

  • Whistling over his task, Mr. Chester soon evolved the following "want ad."

    Dorothy at Skyrie Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for want ad

want ad

noun
1.
(informal) a classified advertisement in a newspaper, magazine, etc, for something wanted, such as property or employment
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