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 Historically, many counterfeits were distributed through swap meets and individual sellers located on street corners. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Trump administration to crack down on online counterfeit products," 24 Jan. 2020 Back in 2017, designers Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson launched a global, virtual swap meet on Black Friday to combat the holiday’s message of frenzied, more-is-more consumerism. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Did Marie Kondo Inspire You to Clean Out Your Closet This Weekend? Here Are the 5 Best Ways to Do It," 18 Jan. 2019 In addition to the automotive eye candy, there’s a toy show and an indoor swap meet for AutoRama visitors looking for hard-to-find parts, original or reproduction repair manuals and brochures or vintage magazine advertisements. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "60th annual Houston AutoRama celebrates custom creations," 15 Nov. 2019 Reserved for impermanent but generally recurring events — like outdoor swap meets and farmers markets — the permits cost $981 and lasts for up to one year. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "City enforcers put brakes on ‘Food Truck Fridays’ at the Dairy," 4 Oct. 2019 Years later, the priceless musical archive showed up at a swap meet at the border of Torrance and Gardena. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: An asylum policy on shaky ground," 29 Aug. 2019 The swap meet also was a chance for local artists like Erin Schechman Caruso to display their pieces. Stefanie Valentic, cleveland.com, "West Park toys and collectibles meet draws hundreds from Northeast Ohio," 21 July 2019 So imagine the thrill of attending one of the country’s largest swap meets in Shipshewana, Indiana, and seeing a table of OP T-shirts priced at a fraction of their usual retail cost. John Warner, chicagotribune.com, "Counterfeit books? Amazon buyers, beware.," 1 July 2019 For those unafraid of crowds and a little chaos, the combination swap meet and flea market at Anaheim Indoor Marketplace is chockablock with stalls stocked with it all. Jim Webster, Twin Cities, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of swap meet

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Swap meet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swap%20meet. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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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