Definition of thrift shop in English:

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thrift shop

Pronunciation: /ˈTHrift ˌSHäp/
(also thrift store)

noun

North American
A store selling secondhand clothes and other household goods, typically to raise funds for a charitable institution.
Example sentences
  • I found an adorable, hole in the wall thrift store that sold all sorts of things, from clothes to antiques.
  • It is disenchanting to face the reality that these policemen were so interested in hunting down a pair of second-hand pants I purchased at a thrift store abroad.
  • Their actual words were, mama gets a big check for us, she spends it on herself and we shop at a thrift store.

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Syllabification: thrift shop

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