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EtymologyEdit

From the verb brocanter(to deal in second-hand goods), of obscure origin. Probably either from Dutch brok(piece, fragment), or from the same root as Middle French broqueur, abrokeur(broker), from Medieval Latin *brocator, abrocator(broker), from Old Dutch *brokere(one who determines the usages of trade, manager), from broke, bruyck, breuck(use, usage, trade), from Proto-Germanic *brūkiz(use, custom), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrug-(to use, enjoy). More at broker.

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NounEdit

brocante f ‎(plural brocantes)

  1. flea market; bric-à-brac market
  2. car boot sale; jumble sale

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