flea market

noun

Definition of flea market

: a usually open-air market for secondhand articles and antiques

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The owner, who spends three to six months in Paris each year, found most of the furniture himself (with some help from Fournier and Marty) at the fabled Porte de Clignancourt flea market and in the city’s antique shops. Nancy Hass, New York Times, "The 18th-Century Paris Apartment That Elegantly Blends Past and Future," 3 Sep. 2019 See railroad exhibits, memorabilia, and look for bargains in the flea market at this railroad show in Copeland Park July 27. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Taste of Wisconsin, Rail Fair, Tall Ships and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 21 July 2019 Since premiering 25 years ago, Friends has captured the hearts of millions and now, loyal fans of the sitcom can bring a piece of the iconic show into their own homes—without needing to stop by the flea market. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Pottery Barn Is Releasing a 'Friends' Collection and We Suddenly Need an Apothecary Table," 12 July 2019 This year, the flea market will be held at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion parking garage, which, while providing ample space for vendors and shoppers alike, leaves the association at the mercy of the famed concert venue's events. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Spring flea market scheduled for April 14," 6 Apr. 2018 The strip malls and roadside enterprises are a mix of Mexican grocery stores, restaurants, tax and financial services catering to immigrant families, auto repair shops, florists, flea markets, and clothing stores with dresses and Western wear. Nick Rahaim, SFChronicle.com, "Salinas is more than Steinbeck. An insider’s guide to visiting the city," 5 Sep. 2019 Our mission was to visit every antique mall, vintage store, flea market, and junk shop that caught our eye. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Object Limited Brings All of Your Favorite Vintage Dealers to One App," 1 Aug. 2019 Top it with all of the essentials, plus a few flea market accessories, such as antique brushes and perfume bottles. Stacia Affelt, Country Living, "6 Quick and Gorgeous Ways to Make Over Your Bedroom This Weekend," 17 July 2019 Built in 2007, Izmailovo is a great place for a stroll before bargain-hunting at Vernisazh, a flea market with stalls selling Cold War memorabilia. Aanchal Anand, National Geographic, "Russian secrets? Here’s the ultimate Moscow itinerary," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of flea market

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flea market

translation of French Marché aux puces, a market in Paris

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flea market

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flea market

: a usually outdoor market in which old and used goods are sold

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