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The meaning of "flea market"

" Flea market "
A market used to buy and sell inexpensive goods. The kind of place that might sell carpets infested with fleas.
I need some cheap costume jewelry for the school play. Maybe the flea market would be the place.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, early 20th century.
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