junk shop

(redirected from junk shops)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

junk shop

n
1. (Commerce) a shop selling miscellaneous secondhand goods
2. (Commerce) derogatory a shop selling antiques
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.junk shop - a shop that sells cheap secondhand goods
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
Translations

junk shop

n (fam) → (bottega di) rigattiere
References in classic literature ?
Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
She became a half worn-out old woman worker and lived with the grandson above a junk shop on a side street in Cincinnati.
These teams will visit hotels, junk shops, tyre shops and public places to check Dengue-Larva.
The Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) of Quezon City will issue Cease and Desist Orders (CDOs) against 73 erring large scale junk shops that have violated the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and the Quezon City Environmental Code.
The Quezon City government has warned 73 junk shops to comply with national and local laws or face closure after these were discovered to be operating in violation of several ordinances.
All kinds of junk bought by junk shops sometimes go to companies in the business of waste recycling and disposal.
THREE Chinese bowls bought for PS1 each in junk shops fetched PS62,000 at auction.
The same warning also applies to owners of junk shops who buy stolen meters, an act that is illegal and punishable under the Anti-Fencing Law.
DEL BOYS & DEALERS BBC1, 9pm Documentary following the real-life wheeler-dealers who scour auction houses, car-boot sales and junk shops, dreaming of finding that precious item that will one day transform them into millionaires.
We say: The industrial look is really in right now, so it's easy to get the look without digging around in junk shops and antiques markets.
So they're searching car boot sales, auctions, junk shops, even bins.
When we were on the way to gigs, we'd stop off at all the old junk shops and fill the van up with battered old TV sets.