Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shop where slops, or ready-made clothes, are sold. See slopseller.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A shop where slops. or ready-made clothes, are sold.
- n. a store that sells cheap ready-made clothing
- slop + shop (Wiktionary)
“And then that smug-faced, smooth-tongued, dirty-looking chaplain, with his second-hand shirt collars and slopshop morality -- was it whiskey or brandy that his breath smelt oftenest of?”
“He kept a stinking slopshop in Bishopsgate Street, and a still more stinking schism-shop in”
“So that as soon as my comrade was decently array'd at the first slopshop we came to, 'twas high time to seek an inn.”
“To the right of the alley the barber had affixed his signboard, close above the base of his pole; to the left a flanking slopshop dangled a row of cast-off suits, while immediately overhead was nailed a board painted over with ornate flourishes and the legend --”
“Well, when he come out I stood back out of sight, and then tracked him to a second-hand slopshop and see him buy a red flannel shirt and some old ragged clothes -- just the ones he's got on now, as you've described.”
“He went straight to a slopshop and bought as neat and reasonably well-fitting a suit of clothes as an Englishman could be persuaded to wear.”
“On the 26 Thermidor, An III., two wretches, one a newspaper-vendor and the other a slopshop-keeper, were condemned to death and executed for the murder of the Abbé Paquot and of the curé of Rilly.”
“At the first slopshop I encountered in the suburbs of the town, I got a carpet-bag and a clerical-looking suit.”
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