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n. A sale of used or unwanted household goods, personal items, bric-a-brac, etc., typically held in one's garage or yard. Also called tag sale, yard sale.
[Origin: 1960–65, American]
n. an outdoor sale of used personal or household items held on the seller's premises
A peculiarly middle-to-lower class phenomenon where the children of a household sell all their parents belongings at the weekend claiming poverty. It works well on two levels for the children as: 1) they get the proceeds of the sale and 2) they get a pocket money raise because the parents feel guilty for not giving them enough pocket money in the first place
n. 1. A sale of assorted secondhand objects contributed by donors to raise money for a charity. 2. A sale, especially of unclaimed or excess goods, as at a warehouse or wharf.
n. A sale of used household belongings, with prices typically marked on labels affixed to the items.
An east coast version of a garage sale. A sale put on by one or more houses in a neighborhood in which you sell belongings no longer used in the house.
"Every time my dad sees a sign for a tag sale, he buys a whole lot more crap that no one wants."
A market, usually held outdoors, where used goods and antiques are sold. For example, We picked up half of our furniture at flea markets. The term is a direct translation of the French marché aux puces and presumably implies that some of the used clothes and furniture might be flea-infested. [1920s]