flea market

Despite the name, a flea market isn't where you go to buy fleas! It's a place where many vendors come together to sell handmade or vintage items. You might visit the flea market if you want to find an antique lamp for your bedroom.

A marketplace that rents spaces to a variety of sellers is a flea market, also known as a bazaar or a swap meet. Flea markets can be indoors or outdoors. Some are open daily, others once a week or even just once or twice a year, and some of them include food vendors as well. If you collect and sell vintage clothes, you may want to rent space at a flea market. This term may stem from New York's 18th-century Fly Market.

Definitions of flea market
  1. noun
    an open-air street market for inexpensive or secondhand articles
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    type of:
    market square, open-air market, open-air marketplace
    a public marketplace where food and merchandise is sold
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