flea market

noun

Definition of flea market

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

Examples of flea market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This unique flea market and antique show runs daily Sept. 12-20 in conjunction with National Muzzle Loader Rifle Shoot. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Sept. 11-13," 11 Sep. 2020 But fall is especially suited for the rustic accents, flea market finds, and snuggly textures associated with the style. Shelby Deering, Better Homes & Gardens, "10 Farmhouse Fall Decor Ideas That Are Simply Perfect for Autumn," 10 Sep. 2020 Despite taking place primarily outdoors, the innate closeness of flea market culture makes keeping your distance hard. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "What Are Flea Markets Doing Amid The Pandemic?," 8 Sep. 2020 The event, which starts today and runs through Sunday at Myers Park & Event Center, will now feature two separate entrances to help with social distancing as well as two buildings to showcase the upscale flea market’s wares. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Upscale McKinney flea market announces COVID-19 protocols," 20 Nov. 2020 In Los Angeles at a flea market, the multi-media artist wore a graphic sweater and baby pink sweatpants with white garter-style frills on the thighs. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Bella Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Gabrielle Union, and More," 14 Nov. 2020 The Grog Shop will host a free Halloween flea market from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 24, featuring local vendors selling spooky wares. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "29 last-minute Halloween events to check out this spooky season," 21 Oct. 2020 Surgical technician Eva Armstrong drove to the Traders Village flea market around 8 a.m. Tuesday to get food for her family of five. Liz Hardaway, ExpressNews.com, "‘It helps tremendously’: Hundreds of cars line up for San Antonio Food Bank help," 10 Nov. 2020 The vintage Art Deco pendant is from the Mumbai flea market, the rugs are Moroccan, and the tiger sculpture is from Kerala. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "This Century-Old Mumbai Apartment Takes Color to a Whole New Level," 16 Oct. 2020

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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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The first known use of flea market was in 1891

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28 Dec 2020

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“Flea market.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flea%20market. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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