flea market

flea market 1917, especially in reference to the marché aux puces in Paris, so-called "because there are so many second-hand articles sold of all kinds that they are believed to gather fleas." [E.S. Dougherty, "In Europe," 1922].

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  • flea market — flea ,market noun count a market where old things are sold at low prices …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • flea market — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flea market : singular flea market plural flea markets a market where old things are sold at low prices …   English dictionary

  • flea market — {n. phr.} A place where antiques, second hand things, and cheap articles are sold, and especially one in the open air. * /The local antique dealers held a flea market and fair on the high school athletic field./ * /There are many outdoor flea… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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