One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A charity shop operated by the St Vincent de Paul Society.‘I have a job volunteering at the local Vinnies’
- ‘Half an hour sifting through the rejects section of any local Vinnies reveals the throbbing pulse of rural and regional Australia.’
- ‘I walked into this Vinnies today and was stupefied by the range.’
- ‘In a week's time I will be comatose on the couch with my cat and a pile of books scavenged from Vinnies.’
- ‘The Vinnies and Salvos are huge and full of colourful, vibrant, exciting clothes.’
- ‘She is a volunteer with Vinnies.’
- ‘They now rely on clothes from Vinnies, food from the Sallies and welfare from the State.’
- ‘The only time I went to Vinnies was to take in old clothes or home wares.’
- ‘I visited Vinnies, one of many fabulous Op Shops here.’
- ‘I bought an apron at Vinnies the other day.’
- ‘I know the Vinnies opposite the Remand Centre is the best ever.’
1980s: from St Vincent de Paul.
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