Definition of junk shop in English:

junk shop


  • A shop selling second-hand goods or inexpensive antiques.

    ‘it was a portrait he had found in a junk shop’
    • ‘Bound together by pink string, they were purchased in a junk shop in the 1950s and are now expected to bring roughly $17,000 at auction.’
    • ‘There was a dressing table I bought at a junk shop.’
    • ‘It was nothing fancy, just a cheapy little short-scale bass that I bought in a junk shop, but it played so nicely and just felt comfortable and friendly.’
    • ‘Ray had two and sold one he found in a junk shop for £12,000.’
    • ‘I found the enclosed photographs in a group of about 60 that I purchased in a junk shop in New Smyrna, Florida.’
    • ‘What's more useful, a shop full of antiques or a junk shop?’
    • ‘‘It looks like a junk shop in there,’ says one Treasury mole.’
    • ‘A number of years ago when my business was new and money was tight, I was out shopping for Christmas tree decorations to make an artificial tree that I had found in a junk shop look celebratory.’
    • ‘It cost me sixpence to buy from a tray outside a junk shop in Longfellow Road, Worcester Park, in 1957.’
    • ‘There was always a junk shop or two, usually a second-hand bookshop, often a second-hand jeweller's.’
    • ‘Here is a picture of my junk shop find - a second-hand chesterfield-type leather two seater sofa with a brass base - bought for a measly £30 + £5 delivery.’
    • ‘In the case of the bus journey it was for a piece of stuff hanging in a junk shop.’
    • ‘They rounded a corner and the junk shop came into view.’