yard sale


Examples of yard sale in a Sentence

there are signs up all over town advertising yard sales
Recent Examples on the Web The Renfroe’s get most of their items from estate sales, but will shop yard sales, thrift stores and other random places in search of the right pieces for their booths. Vanessa Infanzon, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Audience members use an item plucked from a junk drawer to gain entry to the space, and that item can then be bartered for shells, corn husks, trinkets and yard sale detritus. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Vincent’s purchase came after years of perusing yard sales and thrift stores with her mother. Ben Finley, Fortune, 19 Dec. 2023 One of the victims was stabbed near a thrift store, two were stabbed at a yard sale on Colie Drive behind the shopping plaza and the fourth victim was found nearby. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, 24 July 2023 Village-wide yard sale: Chagrin Falls is holding its annual village-wide yard sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2023 Her connection to the filming is someone who turned out to be tied to the movie bought a chain from a yard sale her father, Dell Kelson, was having. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 Re-gifting is as common for us as shopping at yard sales and thrift stores. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Aug. 2023 As Eddie worked to revamp his yard sale finds, a talented team of professionals worked to turn the room into a crisp, clean canvas with Benjamin Moore paint for the walls, trim, and ceiling and white Dixie Home carpet for the floor. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yard sale was in 1972

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“Yard sale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yard%20sale. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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