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 The swap meet was massive, with rows and rows of vendors selling purses, shoes, strollers, tacos and burgers. De Los Staff, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2023 What: Motorcycle show, swap meet, vendors, seminars, fan gatherings and more, all celebrating vintage motorcycles. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023 As long as the Santee City Council signs off, the two sides have agreed to keep the theater and swap meet open through December. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Now, the once-stable world of college football has turned into a near-nonstop swap meet in which universities constantly change conference affiliations, seeking more lucrative TV contracts. David K. Li, NBC News, 26 Aug. 2023 This marked the seventh time in the last 19 seasons that the Red Sox remained largely unchanged after the midsummer swap meet. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2023 The convention started in 2019 as a record swap meet that drew around 50 to 100 attendees but evolved to focus on VHS tapes and other retro media formats after Noelle Huffman took over as its organizer in 2020. Miranda Jeyaretnam, The Indianapolis Star, 22 June 2023 Kacey Lynch, founder of Bricks & Wood, remembers seeing bandannas at the Slauson swap meet, tucked into people’s pockets or wrapped around their necks and arms. Astrid Kayembe, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2023 That’s an impressively multitudinous bacteria-virus-parasite swap meet! Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 4 Nov. 2011 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swap meet was in 1965

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“Swap meet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swap%20meet. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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