• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jumble-sale a charity bazaar of cast-off clothing, rubbish, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a freq. of jump.


In literature:

Several churches held what they called 'Rummage' or 'jumble' sales.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
Never mind that old jumble-sale of all the virtues.
"The Getting of Wisdom" by Henry Handel Richardson
It was so old that any jumble sale would have been pleased to have it.
"The Professional Aunt" by Mary C.E. Wemyss
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 152, March 21, 1917" by Various
As everyone does the same, a stranger passing by would think there must be a 'jumble sale' going on.
"Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago" by Hannah Trager
Say you went to a jumble sale and bought it; you paid one-and-twopence-halfpenny for it.
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
The jumble sale was being held in the schools and all St. Gwithian was there, fighting tooth and nail over the bargains.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 28th, 1920" by Various
It looks like a jumble sale already!
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
The mayor's wife opened the door an inch and peeped at us as we lay, looking, indeed, more like a jumble sale than anything.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
When the waiters had moved away, "We are having a jumble sale," she announced.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Comings-of-Age, Jumble Sales and Fabian Society Soirees a specialite.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol 150, February 9, 1916" by Various
Her old boxes, which she had taken with her from home, had been sent to a Jumble Sale.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Or to the curate's wife, for a jumble sale.
"Between the Dark and the Daylight" by Richard Marsh