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thrift shop Line breaks: thrift shop
(also thrift store)

Definition of thrift shop in English:

noun

North American
A shop selling second-hand clothes and household goods, typically to raise funds for a Church or charity.
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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