flea market
noun Etymology: translation of French Marché aux puces, a market in Paris Date: 1922 a usually open-air market for secondhand articles and antiques

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  • flea market — flea markets N COUNT A flea market is an outdoor market which sells cheap used goods and sometimes also very old furniture …   English dictionary

  • flea market — flea .market n a market where old or used goods are sold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flea market — flea ,market noun count a market where old things are sold at low prices …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flea market — ► NOUN ▪ a street market selling second hand goods …   English terms dictionary

  • flea market — 1917, especially in reference to the marché aux puces in Paris, so called because there are so many second hand articles sold of all kinds that they are believed to gather fleas. [E.S. Dougherty, In Europe, 1922] …   Etymology dictionary

  • flea market — n. a bazaar, usually outdoors, dealing mainly in cheap, secondhand goods …   English World dictionary

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  • flea market — noun an open air street market for inexpensive or secondhand articles (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑open air market, ↑open air marketplace, ↑market square * * * noun, pl ⋯ kets [count] : a usually outdoor market in which old and used goods are sold * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • flea market — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flea market : singular flea market plural flea markets a market where old things are sold at low prices …   English dictionary

  • flea market — {n. phr.} A place where antiques, second hand things, and cheap articles are sold, and especially one in the open air. * /The local antique dealers held a flea market and fair on the high school athletic field./ * /There are many outdoor flea… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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