garage sale


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


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 boys picked up an old Casio synthesizer at a garage sale and began producing their own songs again, developing the lazy, loping electropop sound that now defines their work. John Russell, Billboard, "Shaed's Max Ernst Talks Coming Out & Amplifying LGBTQ Voices," 26 July 2019 Tag sales or garage sales are a popular way to periodically liquidate unused or unwanted items for homeowners. Melissa Rolland,, "One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure," 24 July 2019 The couple started by hosting garage sales, which morphed into a freestanding store. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee vintage furniture stores feed craving for mid-century modern design," 18 July 2019 Cars with their trunks open to sell garage sale-type items line parking lot., "Faith calendar," 22 June 2019 Denver finally joined the great NBA arms race of 2019 by picking up power forward Jerami Grant from a back table at Oklahoma City’s garage sale. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Nuggets need one more big piece to be legit championship contenders. His name? Bradley Beal.," 9 July 2019 Be sure to look for signs alerting you to the many garage sales that pop up all over the area. Steven Wayne Yvaska, The Mercury News, "Bay Area summer collectibles events from Moss Landing to Niles," 4 July 2019 Her mom, who died of breast cancer in 2015, often would gather unwanted items and have garage sales at her house. Cathy Janek, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora woman works to provide bras to women in need," 11 June 2019 For some, the villagewide garage sale has been a way to meet new neighbors and settle into a new community. Taylor Hartz,, "Nearly 70 families participate in Harwood Heights village garage sale," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of garage sale

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of garage sale was in 1964

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English Language Learners Definition of garage sale

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

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