swap meet


Definition of swap meet

: a gathering for the sale or barter of usually secondhand objects

Examples of swap meet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our first glimpse of Dave, coming into focus behind a box of can openers at an impromptu swap meet, is close to a spoiler. New York Times, "‘Nomadland’ Review: The Unsettled Americans," 18 Feb. 2021 The property continued to host a weekend swap meet until 2019. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside wave resort project changes hands," 22 Nov. 2020 Lopez became ill just 48 hours after the swap meet, which would have been a short incubation period. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "'Against all odds': Tempe mom, 31, spent more than 4 months hospitalized for COVID-19," 3 Nov. 2020 Retail stores, including shopping malls and swap meets, and restaurants will be able to open immediately with appropriate health guidelines in place, per the county’s attestation report. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Solano County expands reopening: dine-in restaurants, shopping malls OK’d by state," 20 May 2020 Most can be best found at swap meets or by approaching strangers at Radwood-style car shows. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "Ugly Is a Selling Point for Fans of These Tiny Japanese Vans," 16 Apr. 2020 At outdoor swap meets in south and southeast Los Angeles County, the vibe also replicates a typical Mexico tianguis market, with , and a central stage where on weekends live bands play metal, mariachi and banda shows. Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, "Now missing at L.A. swap meets: live music and cheap toilet paper," 16 Mar. 2020 Watch agility and performance tests and take rides around the track; meet vendors and browse for hard-to-find parts and accessories at a massive swap meet; and enjoy live bands and children’s activities. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "11 fun things to do the week of March 13-19 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 12 Mar. 2020 Her husband, 37-year-old Buckeye police officer Rolando Tirado, was killed in a gunfight that broke out at a west Phoenix swap meet. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "'I want to make sure he's never forgotten': Group begins 2 day, 25-mile walk in support of fallen officers," 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of swap meet

1965, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2021

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“Swap meet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swap%20meet. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of swap meet

US : an event at which people can buy, sell, or trade used items

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