thrift shop
noun Date: 1944 a shop that sells secondhand articles and especially clothes and is often run for charitable purposes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thrift shop — UK / US or thrift store UK / US noun [countable] Word forms thrift shop : singular thrift shop plural thrift shops American a charity shop …   English dictionary

  • thrift shop — thrift shops N COUNT A thrift shop or thrift store is a shop that sells used goods cheaply and gives its profits to a charity. [AM] (in BRIT, use charity shop) …   English dictionary

  • thrift shop — UK US noun [C] US (UK charity shop) ► COMMERCE a shop in which a charity sells goods, often used ones given by the public, to make money for its work: »Local thrift shops are booming in the economic downturn …   Financial and business terms

  • thrift shop — thrift ,shop or thrift ,store noun count AMERICAN a store that sells used things at low prices …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thrift shop — n AmE a shop that sells used goods, especially clothes, often in order to get money for a ↑charity …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thrift shop — ☆ thrift shop n. a store where castoff clothes and rummage are sold, specif. to raise money for charity * * * …   Universalium

  • thrift shop — ☆ thrift shop n. a store where castoff clothes and rummage are sold, specif. to raise money for charity …   English World dictionary

  • thrift shop — noun : a shop that sells secondhand articles and especially clothes and is often run for charitable purposes * * * thrift shop or thrift store noun (chiefly US) A shop, usu run on behalf of a charity, that sells second hand clothes and other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrift shop — /ˈθrɪft ʃɒp/ (say thrift shop) noun → op shop …   Australian English dictionary

  • thrift shop — Synonyms and related words: antique store, apothecary, automobile showroom, bookstore, bootery, candy store, chemist, cigar store, clothiers, clothing store, confectionery, dress shop, drugstore, dry goods store, florists, fur salon, furniture… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thrift shop — noun A shop which sells used goods (especially clothes) at low prices. Syn: thrift store …   Wiktionary

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