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Why is it called a flee market?


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The term "flea market" originated with the French "marché aux puces". It translates to "market of the fleas", and referred to the likely flea-infested used merchandise.

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Flea market comes from the French, marché aux puces, a name originally given to a market in Paris which specialized in shabby second-hand goods. The kind that might contain fleas.

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