rummage sale

noun

Definition of rummage sale 

: a usually informal sale of miscellaneous goods especially : a sale of donated articles conducted by a nonprofit organization (such as a church or charity) to help support its programs

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The Orphan Ministry will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 and from 8 a.m. to noon June 2. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 5 June 2018 The Orphan Ministry will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 and from 8 a.m. to noon June 2. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 5 June 2018 The annual Kenilworth Union Church rummage sale offers many of those items. Kathy Routliffe, chicagotribune.com, "Kenilworth Union Church rummage sale offers amazing maze of treasures," 13 July 2018 The Orphan Ministry will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 and from 8 a.m. to noon June 2. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 5 June 2018 This is a great sale: Come find some treasures at the Western Reserve Masonic Community's eighth annual resident estate rummage sale. 'sam' Boyer/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Volunteers will spread out across the area to help others: Whit & Whimsey," 13 Apr. 2018 The Orphan Ministry will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 and from 8 a.m. to noon June 2. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 5 June 2018 The rummage sale will be followed by the annual Saint John of the Cross Fest, which will run Thursday through Sunday. Diane Dachota, chicagotribune.com, "Crowds descend on annual Saint John of the Cross rummage sale," 18 June 2018 The Orphan Ministry will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 and from 8 a.m. to noon June 2. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 5 June 2018

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circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

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rummage sale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rummage sale

: a sale of used items (such as old clothes or toys) especially to raise money for a church, school, charity, etc.

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