American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A market, usually held outdoors, where antiques, used household goods, and curios are sold.
- n. an open-air street market for inexpensive or secondhand articles
- A calque of French marché aux puces. (Wiktionary)
- Translation of French marché aux puces, market with fleas. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The truth was that they were all garden-variety creatures, rescued from pound or flea market according-to the whims of the various family members; nobody else had wanted any of them.”
“A number of interesting pieces from the Twenty-sixth Street flea market on Sixth Avenue.”
“Her stock was scant; customers were few, if any; she was out of place on Pear Island, where a flea market would be more appropriate; her prices seemed high, although ... what did he know about prices?”
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