a sale of miscellaneous articles, old or new, as items contributed to raise money for charity, of unclaimed goods at a wharf or warehouse, or of odds and ends of merchandise at a shop.
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Origin of rummage sale
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby rummage sale
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British Dictionary definitions for rummage sale
a sale of miscellaneous articles, usually cheap and predominantly secondhand, in aid of charityAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): jumble sale
US a sale of unclaimed property or unsold stock
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