thrift shop


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 Patricia Calkins, 92, a volunteer in the altar guild and the thrift shop at All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, Md., died Nov. 24 at her home in Chevy Chase. Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2022 Recently, while perusing the racks at the Veterans Village thrift shop in Pinetop, Arizona, Jed's brother Josh came across a jacket with a familiar name on it. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 24 Nov. 2021 The thrift shop at 334 14th St. reopened and is accepting donations. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Oct. 2021 For now, the non-profit thrift shop and pantry is known as Church Street Ministries doing business as Second Mile Outreach. cleveland, 21 Nov. 2021 Assistance League putting on doll sale Assistance League of Inland North County will hold a Doll and Collector Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6 and July 9 upstairs at the group’s thrift shop, 2068 E. Valley Parkway. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 June 2021 Next to the fireplace sits a 1960 tube TV, acquired from a thrift shop and outfitted for watching local channels in black-and-white. Emma Alpern, Curbed, 22 Sep. 2021 The group raised money by selling thrift shop items from the set. Jessi Virtusio,, 16 Sep. 2021 The lighting looks very flat too and the costumes seem a tad thrift shop-esque. Ollie Barder, Forbes, 26 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of thrift shop

1944, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2022

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“Thrift shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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

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