jumble sale
noun Date: 1898 British rummage sale

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jumble sale — jumble sales N COUNT A jumble sale is a sale of cheap second hand goods, usually held to raise money for charity. [BRIT] We are having a jumble sale at our school. (in AM, use rummage sale) …   English dictionary

  • jumble sale — n BrE a sale of used clothes, books etc in order to get money for a local church, school etc American Equivalent: rummage sale …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jumble sale — jumble ,sale noun count BRITISH a RUMMAGE SALE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jumble sale — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a sale of miscellaneous second hand goods, typically for charity …   English terms dictionary

  • jumble sale — noun a sale of donated articles • Syn: ↑rummage sale • Hypernyms: ↑sale, ↑cut rate sale, ↑sales event * * * noun, pl ⋯ sales [count] Brit : ↑rummage sale * * * ˈjumble sale …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jumble sale — A Jumble sale or rummage sale is a event at which second hand goods are sold, usually by an institution such as a local Scout Group or church, as a fundraising or charitable effort. A rummage sale by a church is called a church sale.United… …   Wikipedia

  • jumble sale — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms jumble sale : singular jumble sale plural jumble sales British an event where people raise money by selling jumble. The American word is rummage sale …   English dictionary

  • jumble sale — rummage sale, sale of second hand articles contributed to raise money for charity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jumble sale — noun (C) BrE a sale of used clothes, books etc in order to get money to help a local church, school etc; rummage sale …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • jumble sale — jum′ble sale n. brit. rummage sale • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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