flea market


Definition of flea market 

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

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Most of these are enamel or tin, some come with tiny pots and pans, and most are from different flea markets in Europe. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Francesca Kelly, mass yard sale organizer," 6 July 2018 Painter Kirsten Tradowsky and gallerist Paul Kopeikin both collect what’s called vernacular photography, trawling flea markets and the like for other people’s images. Sharon Mizota, latimes.com, "Kirsten Tradowsky: In turning photos into paintings, she blurs faces, races and the walls between us," 25 June 2018 The pair hit the ground running in 2016 with a goal to have their first flea market in April. Washington Post, "Best friends take First State Flea market on the road," 6 July 2018 In April, stray dogs in Pearland killed 47 birds and 15 rabbits at a flea market pet shop. Shelby Webb, Houston Chronicle, "Dog attack leaves more than 100 birds dead at Furr HS agriculture pen," 31 May 2018 And every March the museum hosts their annual Pioneer Park Days, which includes hundreds of flea market booths, an antique tractor and steam engine display, and country and bluegrass music. Vincent Crampton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Hardee County: Where Cracker history finds a home," 6 May 2018 Free flea market April 21-22 marks Hawthorne Hill Farm's first market of the season. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Discover antiques and art in Waukesha April 20-22," 16 Apr. 2018 So look to flea markets and antique shops for unexpected finds. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "8 Tips for Creating Your Very Own She Shed," 6 Mar. 2018 Marianne Levy would often frequent flea markets near Daytona Beach to buy her employees birthday gifts. Martin E. Comas, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Syd Levy, businessman who built Flea World and United Trophy, dies at 88," 31 Jan. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of flea market

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

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