Definition of flea market in US English:

flea market


  • A market, typically outdoors, selling secondhand goods.

    • ‘And every Sunday, like a weekly ritual, a flea market also appears.’
    • ‘Present each with a small amount of cash (a fiver maximum), take them to the local flea market or car boot sale and let them browse around hoovering up the bargains.’
    • ‘Right in town, the weekly flea market continues to grow as vendors hawk their wares and produce to all who desire the freshest of what our area has to offer.’
    • ‘Experience the flea market - where junk shines brighter than neon!’
    • ‘Garcia said US Customs began tracking Guthrie after undercover agents linked him to pirated discs being sold at a Mississippi flea market.’
    • ‘She was still in her boots, brown Doc Martens that she bought on sale at the flea market just last week, when her life wasn't so dramatic.’
    • ‘The Jam will also have a flea market where you can sell, buy and barter musical instruments, audiotapes, CDs and rock T-shirts.’
    • ‘There was a flea market selling daft antiques - mainly old junk that it was difficult to imagine anyone buying.’
    • ‘The city approved renovations for a flea market at Norwood Plaza Shopping Center at 5451 Norwood Ave.’
    • ‘Sometimes an individual, after swinging a sweetheart deal at the flea market or auction, wants to know just how old a machine is.’
    • ‘We also need a proper weekly flea market and secondhand book market just for starters.’
    • ‘There is a flea market and fun fair planned for Zoo Lake, in Parkview.’
    • ‘That's him in front of his store in the flea market!’
    • ‘Perhaps, when you were young, your parents stopped at a flea market while on vacation and one vendor was selling old kitchen cupboards.’
    • ‘Nothing is more thrilling than discovering an old discarded treasure at a flea market or yard sale, purchasing it and placing it high on a shelf in your home where it will sit and be admired for years to come!’
    • ‘The flea market attached to the St. Jacob's market sells many interesting and unique items.’
    • ‘We see all this talk about what the flea market customers think, a survey carried out in the flea market is bound to show most people being in favour even if most of them are from outside Craven.’
    • ‘The streets were filled with booths like a shanty flea market.’
    • ‘If the author is correct in the assertion that one person is paying £26,000 in rents for a flea market, this does suggest that it is a business, rather than a charity.’
    • ‘Once a month in the summer locals gathered on the courthouse lawn for the flea market, exchanging gossip and junk under the big pecan trees.’
    shopping precinct, shopping complex, mall, shopping mall, arcade, shopping arcade, galleria, parade, shopping parade
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flea market

/ˈflē ˌmärkət//ˈfli ˌmɑrkət/