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[slop-shop] /ˈslɒpˌʃɒp/
a store at which cheap, ready-made clothing may be purchased.
Origin of slopshop
First recorded in 1715-25; slop2 + shop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I met him first in a slop-shop, as he calls it, when I was buying my clothes.

    The Poacher Frederick Marryat
  • Their clothes look as if they had been bought ready-made at a slop-shop.

    Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • Brown and I will back you up in it, and so will the slop-shop man.

  • A Chinaman who wore a slop-shop blue suit and who held an open knife in his hand, stood beside him.

  • The next place they entered was a sailor's slop-shop, in which were kept all sorts of seafaring garments and accessories.

  • This time the door opened sufficiently for Trent to see a house-boy in a slop-shop suit and a black skull-cap.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • The mother was washing clothes in a tub in one corner; in another corner was a half-finished garment from a slop-shop.

    The Golden House Charles Dudley Warner
  • The uglier and cheaper product of the slop-shop has replaced the picturesque drapery of the olden time.

    Cities of the Dawn J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Bill was out, but she hurried forth again to a slop-shop with which she was well acquainted.

    Sunshine Bill W H G Kingston
  • They took their way along the same track precisely by which we have conducted you, and parted opposite Richardson's slop-shop.

    George Cruikshank's Omnibus George Cruikshank

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