thrift shop

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of thrift shop

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

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First Known Use of thrift shop

1944


THRIFT SHOP Defined for English Language Learners

thrift shop

noun

Definition of thrift shop for English Language Learners

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


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