thrift shop


Definition of thrift shop 

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

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Someone had wrapped the newborn in a tan towel before placing him in a cardboard box and leaving it outside a thrift shop on Muldoon Road. Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage newborn abandoned in a cardboard box 30 years ago now is trying to find his birth family," 17 May 2016 On that bright, beautiful morning, a three-to-four-story wall of an adjacent building that was being demolished collapsed onto the thrift shop, killing six and injuring 13 others. Julie Shaw,, "On 5th anniversary, a memorial park is dedicated at Salvation Army store collapse site," 5 June 2018 The nonprofit organization helps people with developmental disabilities, and features a farmyard, petting area, bounce house, carousel, thrift shop, country store and bakery. Sheryl Devore,, "Lambs Farm car show awards 25 trophies," 22 May 2018 Got a nice one at the charity thrift shop the other day. Chris Erskine,, "My salute to May, a month of mothers, milestones and stuffed mushrooms," 11 May 2018 From left to right, attendees at the reopening included Francis Sabato; Fritzi Gross-Daillon; Clay Leaf; Jim Ward; Jeanne Bente, president of Assistance League of Inland North County and Linda Zullinger, thrift shop co-chairman. Linda Mcintosh,, "Assistance League remodels thrift shop ... more community news," 12 Feb. 2018 Beautiful vintage wooden cutting boards are a steal at thrift shops and flea markets. Meghan Caudill, Good Housekeeping, "How To Recondition An Old Wooden Cutting Board," 23 Aug. 2017 The thrift shop is an evolution of the organization's quarterly rummage sale fundraisers, which ended in late 2016 when the building the sales were held at in the Stow-Kent Shopping Center sold. Megan Becka,, "Humane Society of Summit County to open Happy Tails Thrift Shop in February," 29 Jan. 2018 The renovations added 25 percent more space to the thrift shop and also included window tinting, two new interior display walls and display walls throughout the store along with new track lighting to highlight some areas. Linda Mcintosh,, "Assistance League remodels thrift shop ... more community news," 12 Feb. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of thrift shop

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

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