Definition of rummage sale in English:

rummage sale


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

    • ‘Her campaign has a down-home feel, with money raised in part by a rummage sale in her hometown of Houghton.’
    • ‘However, used ones can sometimes be found at rummage sales and flea markets for much less.’
    • ‘He also derives a large number of his objects from art dealers, flea markets, and rummage sales in the various cities where he produces his installations.’
    • ‘The rummage sale will be held from 10 am to 5pm in the lobby of the school.’
    • ‘Inside, the attic was piled high with cardboard boxes full of old dishes Carl and I used in college, clothes long gone out of style, and books which we'd always planned to take to the Church rummage sale.’
    • ‘Consider purchasing an oversize sweater in good condition from a local thrift shop or rummage sale and cutting a new sweater from it.’
    • ‘They are a food bank collection point, they provide low-income families with holiday cheer and they do outreach at the City Mission and hold rummage sales for charity.’
    • ‘Spend your spare time at estate and rummage sales and you will be rewarded with a house full of stuff and a handful of friends.’
    • ‘The bazaar will feature Middle Eastern entertainment, children's entertainers, a rummage sale, a silent auction and food.’
    • ‘She's wearing a round black hat that she bought for five shillings at a rummage sale.’
    • ‘Remember that if you organize the closets, you can tuck away plenty of junk and you'll never have to look at it out in the open until you ready it for a rummage sale.’
    • ‘We picked ours up cheap at a rummage sale.’
    • ‘I was dressed in my usual uniform: dark jeans, a blue work shirt unbuttoned at the collar, a knit tie loosely knotted, a tan corduroy sport coat I'd found at a church rummage sale.’
    • ‘There are plot holes a plenty and some of the costumes look like they were stolen from a junior high school rummage sale.’
    • ‘Valerie Vordy, a woman who worked in the store and was organizing a rummage sale, wrote down the sizes of each person and went to gather clothes for them.’
    • ‘Go on treasure hunts to places like flea markets, auctions, antique shops, second-hand stores, garage sales, craft sales and church rummage sales.’
    • ‘I remember my Mom selling them at a rummage sale when I was in college.’
    • ‘Another helpful fund raising activity is a rummage sale.’
    • ‘Sometimes, they'd also go to rummage sales in the local area looking for bargains for them to bring back to their homes.’
    • ‘At first I mistook these carefully dressed women of a certain age for church ladies planning their next rummage sale.’


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