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 Try scoring one at a thrift shop, or snagging one of the North Face or Everlane’s 100% recycled polyester versions. Vogue, "For Retro Winter Style, Zip Up in One of These ’90s-Inspired Jackets," 12 Nov. 2019 The partnership was launched by Shilla Kim-Parker, CEO of Thrilling, an online thrift shop that helps the environment, supports small businesses and promotes vintage trends. Lindsay Weinberg, Billboard, "Janelle Monae's Stylist Alexandra Mandelkorn Curates Goodwill Collection," 15 Mar. 2019 Vintage wine goblets and tumblers in great colors can often be picked up inexpensively at thrift shops or flea markets. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "Obama party planner Bryan Rafanelli shares his secrets for a memorable bash," 9 Oct. 2019 Without knowing a lick of English, my dad opened an upholstery store, sharing the space with my mom’s thrift shop. Javier Cabral, Bon Appétit, "Why Did It Take a White Chef to Pique My Interest in My Own Mexican Culture?," 13 Feb. 2020 The main thoroughfare of the neighborhood is Montrose Boulevard, where a seemingly never-ending supply of bustling restaurants, thrift shops and art galleries dot the landscape. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Montrose Boulevard ranked among 'World's Most Delicious Streets' with the best restaurants," 4 Dec. 2019 Other suggestions included churches that help resettle refugee families, consignment shops for crystal and silver, library sales that will take books and CDs, plus yard sales, shelters and thrift shops. Victoria Fogg, chicagotribune.com, "You probably have too much stuff. Here’s how to pare it down.," 15 Nov. 2019 Consumers can donate old furs to thrift shops or consign them to second-hand stores such as online reseller The RealReal. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "The Awkward Heirloom: No One Wants Grandma’s Fur Coat," 27 Jan. 2020 Other suggestions included churches that help resettle refugee families, consignment shops for crystal and silver, library sales that will take books and CDs, plus yard sales, shelters and thrift shops. Victoria Fogg, chicagotribune.com, "You probably have too much stuff. Here’s how to pare it down.," 15 Nov. 2019

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2020

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“Thrift shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrift%20shop. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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