Antedating of Flea Market

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Jul 8 16:17:07 UTC 2008

> Possibly a calque of "march� aux puces"? I always assumed the
> borrowing went in the other direction.
Here is the earliest clearly-dated example of "Marché aux Puces" which I
see at Google Books (1898):,M1

There is also "Foire aux Puces".

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