thrift shop

noun

Definition of thrift shop

: a shop that sells secondhand articles and especially clothes and is often run for charitable purposes

Examples of thrift shop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, a shelter is scheduled to open in late November or early December in an old thrift shop next to Bi-Mart. Kyle Spurr, oregonlive, "Homeless man who died on frigid Bend streets had earlier lost both legs to frostbite," 14 Nov. 2020 The company’s 12,000-square-foot store on Michigan Avenue isn’t your typical thrift shop, where customers hunt through haphazard racks in hopes of scoring a deal. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, "Secondhand shopping comes to Michigan Avenue, even in the middle of a pandemic," 29 Oct. 2020 The temporary thrift shop hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Assistance League thrift shop raises money at sidewalk sale ...community news," 31 Aug. 2020 The resale thrift shop opened downtown in 1972 as a means of raising money for Little Friends, a nonprofit agency that provides services for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, "Serendipity resale shop moving from downtown Naperville to Route 59 in Aurora; Mission BBQ to open," 23 Oct. 2020 The temporary thrift shop hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Assistance League thrift shop raises money at sidewalk sale ...community news," 31 Aug. 2020 The print sat on the floor of a thrift shop in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, hidden among a series of artworks waiting to be priced. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Thrift Store Find Identified as Original Salvador Dalí Print," 11 Mar. 2020 Valerie Burke, the chief philanthropy officer at Goodwin House, said Adkins also enjoyed working at a thrift shop on the property as a volunteer and was good at making displays. Washington Post, "‘Master florist’ Haruko Adkins, 90, had a passion for flower arrangements and tennis," 19 Aug. 2020 The thrift shop supports the shelter’s programs for people and pets. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rock Church gives out thousands of pounds of food at drive-thru," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of thrift shop

1944, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“Thrift shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrift%20shop. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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thrift shop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of thrift shop

US : a store that sells used goods and especially used clothes and that is often run by a charity

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