garage sale


: a sale of used household or personal articles (such as furniture, tools, or clothing) held on the seller's own premises

Examples of garage sale in a Sentence

prior to the move they held a garage sale to clear out all of their unwanted stuff
Recent Examples on the Web Breakfast At Ritz, Couture Fittings with Debra Shaw, and A Champagne Toast—A Day in the Life of Thom Browne Luckily, jean jackets are pretty easy to come by secondhand, as my own garage sale anecdote attests. Erika Veurink, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2023 While garage sales have always been a modern day treasure hunt for thrifters, the demand for secondhand shopping has increased along with inflation. Jolene Almendarez, The Enquirer, 6 June 2023 While Dobson and her fiancé were away on vacation in late July, her family had a garage sale. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 The social media platform Twitter has undergone an official rebranding and is now known as X. To commemorate this change, the company's owner, Elon Musk, is organizing a giant garage sale to eliminate any remnants of the previous branding from the company's headquarters. USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2023 Jane Gardner had many items at her garage sale that did not sell at a relative’s estate sale. Jdumound, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2023 The community garage sale originally was part of the Olmsted Heritage Days festival that the late Clint Williams created more than 30 years ago. Jdumound, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2023 On the drive back to Bentonville on Aug. 5, Dobson saw a photo from the garage sale on her brother’s Instagram account. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 Known as Michigan's longest garage sale, the event is scheduled to take place in mid-August. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of garage sale was in 1964

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“Garage sale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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garage sale

: a sale of used household or personal items (as furniture or clothing) held at the seller's home

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