rummage sale


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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Recent Examples on the Web New this year, the Nature Center will also hold a rummage sale of items found in its storage during spring cleaning. cleveland, 3 June 2022 Check out this unusual rummage sale Friday and Saturday (May 20 and 21). Joan Rusek, cleveland, 16 May 2022 The rummage sale includes items related to cooking and entertaining, from kitchen gadgets and bar tools to cookbooks and dishware. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 4 May 2022 Woman’s Club of Carlsbad will holding a rummage sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday April 2 at their clubhouse, 3320 Monroe St. to raise funds for improvements and maintenance of their clubhouse. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 Brooklyn-Trinity United Church of Christ will have a benefit rummage sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the church, 8720 Memphis Ave. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2021 The rummage sale will benefit the Parma Animal Shelter. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2021 Cash in your treasures by reselling on Craigslist, including them in a rummage sale or selling to specialty buyers, like a pawn shop or a local business. The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Dec. 2021 Don’t forget that Independence Presbyterian Church will host its churchwide rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23-24 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the church, 6624 Public Square, Independence. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rummage sale

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rummage sale was circa 1858

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28 Jun 2022

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“Rummage sale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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