Definition of jumble sale in English:

jumble sale

noun

British
  • A sale of miscellaneous second-hand articles, typically held in order to raise money for a charity or a special event.

    North American term rummage sale
    • ‘But I might very well give it to the local charity shop or the church jumble sale.’
    • ‘The jumble sale in August raised £473 for clinic funds.’
    • ‘This was less of an auction, one might think, more of a jumble sale.’
    • ‘We now need people to come along and spend their money at the jumble sale.’
    • ‘A jumble sale to boost group funds will be held on Saturday, May 22, at 2pm in the hut.’
    • ‘Bargains are in store at a jumble sale taking place to raise money for a cancer charity.’
    • ‘There will also be a jumble sale selling car parts, a crafts and models marquee, a funfair and a cars and commercial vehicle line-up.’
    • ‘The first fund-raising event was a jumble sale at Ivy Lane School.’
    • ‘Kind-hearted youngsters held a jumble sale to raise money for a toddler born with a rare heart condition.’
    • ‘I must have bought the frame years ago in a jumble sale in York and probably thought no more about it until Florence gave me the photos.’
    • ‘Some of the rubbish you find on there wouldn't sell in a jumble sale here.’
    • ‘When I was a teenager I bought a book from a jumble sale called The Insult Dictionary which told you how to insult people in five languages.’
    • ‘These include a treasure hunt and barbecue on July 17 and a flower and vegetable sale and a jumble sale in September.’
    • ‘Currently, the village hall has bookings for only the keep-fit group, a private party and a jumble sale.’
    • ‘This week's episode included a letter from a lady who bought a cactus in a jumble sale in 1969.’
    • ‘At first sight, she would appear to have started a jumble sale.’
    • ‘It's going to be more like a proper high street shop and less like a jumble sale.’
    • ‘It was also in the late 1980s that my father arrived home one night with a box of old albums that were meant for the jumble sale.’
    • ‘A jumble sale will be held on Saturday at the Emmanuel Church Halls, in The Grove, West Wickham.’
    • ‘The class accumulated the money by organising a jumble sale.’
    fete, fair, sale, bring-and-buy sale, car boot sale, carnival
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Pronunciation

jumble sale