flea market


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

Examples of flea market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hudson's Surfside Flea Market, the area's largest and oldest open-air flea market, is owned by the third generation of its original owners. Tara Massouleh McCay, Southern Living, 12 Sep. 2023 Few things mark the last days of summer in SoCal more than the end of the Rose Bowl’s summer flea markets. Kevinisha Walker, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2023 For a playful fall date idea, pick one or two flea markets in your area to hit up for the day. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 21 July 2023 Gikomba, Kenya's largest flea market, serves as a purgatory for Europe's denim castoffs. Paul Jebara, Forbes, 16 July 2023 Magee's passion for collecting began at age 13 while visiting a local flea market where he was fascinated with a collectible lunchbox. Saman Shafiq, USA TODAY, 5 July 2023 There’s so much richness here: there’s the spirit of the puces (flea market), the idea of clothes that have lived before. Tina Isaac-Goizé, Vogue, 3 July 2023 There are lots of ways to clean and polish diamond engagement rings, heirloom pearls and flea market earrings. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 And then there was a summer when everyone wanted to go to the flea market and get a vintage top like Naomi’s to wear with jeans. Sally Singer, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


translation of French Marché aux puces, a market in Paris

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flea market was in 1891

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“Flea market.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flea%20market. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

flea market

: a usually outdoor market for secondhand articles and antiques
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