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junk shop

a shop selling miscellaneous secondhand goods
(derogatory) a shop selling antiques
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Examples from the Web for junk shop
Contemporary Examples
  • Fortuitously, I spotted a stack of crumbling issues of a publication named Physical Culture in a junk shop in Ithaca, New York.

Historical Examples
  • Little parties were made up in his saloon—parties of twos and threes—to go over and have a look at the outside of the junk shop.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • Where the store was, there is a junk shop now, and it is called The Die.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • A low drinking saloon, feebly disguised as a junk shop, stood at the corner, with slimy green steps leading to the water.

  • “Oh, he means the trophies they bought at some junk shop,” said Pepper.

    The Putnam Hall Champions Arthur M. Winfield
  • Reaching at last the bottom-most vault beneath the deepest hell, Gud came upon a junk shop.

    The Book of Gud Dan Spain
  • You know that junk shop where we arranged to sell our stuff?

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves Mildred A. Wirt
  • Parlors and bedrooms are full of the cheap and incongruous or expensive and harmonious belongings of a junk shop.

  • If something turns up for which he cannot find a place, he sends it to the junk shop.

    By the Christmas Fire Samuel McChord Crothers
  • The second-hand furniture store and junk shop were practically overflowing.

Slang definitions & phrases for junk shop

junk shop

noun phrase

A shop where old discarded things and miscellaneous bits of potential trash are sold; secondhand store (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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