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  1. a store at which cheap, ready-made clothing may be purchased.
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Origin of slopshop

First recorded in 1715–25; slop2 + shop
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for slop-shop

Historical Examples of slop-shop

  • 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.