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 Proceeds of the rummage sale will support church programs and help them fund a myriad of community outreach projects. Lois Szymanski,, "Central Carroll: Arts Council celebrates 50th anniversary with fundraiser for renovations," 21 Oct. 2019 The monuments were obtained and repaired after a fundraising effort that included rummage sales and dances. USA TODAY, "Guitar hotel, creepy dolls, slime museum: News from around our 50 states," 25 Oct. 2019 Sellebration rummage sale — Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave. La Cañada Valley Sun, "La Cañada area events: Pickleball court, Sheriff’s captain meet-and-greet, native flora," 24 Sep. 2019 The 52nd annual festival includes music, a book sale, international bazaar, collectibles, jewelry, plants and rummage sale. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "Bay Area Harvest Festivals 2019," 12 Sep. 2019 The coat—having enjoyed a single Sunday of freedom in the West Stand, near the 40-yard-line—was then placed in a rummage sale. Steve Rushin,, "The Death of Paper Tickets and the Stories They Leave Behind," 12 Sep. 2019 Secondhand and vintage is no longer synonymous with a dusty pile of outdated sweaters in the corner of a church basement, or a yearly rummage sale. Annaliese Griffin, Quartz, "To insulate yourself from the trade war, stop buying new stuff," 1 Sep. 2019 December is historically the second highest month for donations, a bit behind June and rummage sale season. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Holiday clutter: A plan for clearing out your house before the gifts arrive," 11 Dec. 2017 Bible study will be at 11 a.m. There will be a rummage sale from August 1-3, starting at 9 a.m. German-fest at Founder's Square, scheduled for Sept. 28, is accepting vendors. Post-tribune Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Church news," 14 June 2019

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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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21 Jan 2020

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“Rummage sale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rummage sale

US : 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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