rag-and-bone shop

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the Victorian practice of literally collecting rags and bones from households for resale.

NounEdit

rag-and-bone shop (plural rag-and-bone shops)

  1. (UK) A dealership selling cheap unwanted second-hand goods, or bric-a-brac, that have been collected for nothing as disposable items.

Related termsEdit

  • rag-and-bone man
Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 20:00