garage sale

noun

Definition of garage sale 

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

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Synonyms for garage sale

Synonyms

tag sale, yard sale

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Examples of garage sale in a Sentence

prior to the move they held a garage sale to clear out all of their unwanted stuff

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The event, scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include annual traditions, including player autographs, Q&A sessions and the Padres Foundation garage sale. Dennis Lin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres FanFest to return Jan. 13," 16 Nov. 2017 More than 30 households in the Ravinia neighborhood of Highland Park will hold simultaneous yard and garage sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 and July 15. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Francesca Kelly, mass yard sale organizer," 6 July 2018 Other communities have laws that regulate yard and garage sales, but North Royalton does not. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "North Royalton seeks to stop never-ending yard sales," 15 May 2018 Many associations host block parties, garage sales and movie nights. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "Pools, grills, pets: Summertime considerations for community associations," 13 July 2017 Although some items were purchased at stores or garage sales, many were family heirlooms that evoked happy memories and a sense of place. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "From Motown heirlooms to Jimmy Hoffa tales, Detroit brings it to 'Antiques Roadshow'," 14 June 2018 Kozachuk told LiveScience that the photo of the woman had been purchased at a garage sale but did not know where the photo of the man came from. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "'Haunting' faces of 'ghosts' reappear in world's oldest photos," 10 July 2018 Simonetti grabbed a decorative sword that been stored in a closet that Person thinks his wife picked up at a garage sale. Eric Adler And Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, "‘KCPD murdered my only daughter,’ says mother of woman who wielded decorative sword," 15 June 2018 Phillip Mathes was hosting a garage sale at his Apopka home in December when Auxier, who lived down the street, showed up. David Harris, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Man on probation for scamming elderly woman gets prison for latest scheme in Apopka," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of garage sale

1964, in the meaning defined above

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garage sale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of garage sale

: a sale of used furniture, clothing, etc., held at the seller's home

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