I love the urban dictionary. They have everything! I was reading some blogs and noticed the term “op shop”. I could figure from the context they meant thrift store but couldn’t quite imagine what the abbreviation was coming from. Google to the rescue.

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1. op shop

A store with a peculiar odour created by the used clothing and household items within. Fabulous for unique fashion finds, or curiosities for the kitchen that are not to be found in your general retail outlet. Unfortunately, these treasures are few and far between, and can only be found by rummaging. Once a treasure is discovered, it boosts one’s endorphin levels, thus creating euphoria which can last for hours or days, depending on the perceived value of the find (and relative purchase price). Repeat discoveries of this nature will lead to the addiction of op shopping.
Girl #1: I love your shirt.
Girl #2: Isn’t it gorgeous? You know it’s Scanlan.
Girl #1: Serious?
Girl #2: You won’t believe this… but I found it at the op shop…. $7.50.
Girl #1: Oh. My. God. I am sick with envy.

second hand bargain opp shop opportunity shop thrift store

2. op shop

opportunity shop, also known as thrift shop… or goodwill. where you buy stuff people have donated to charity.
st vinnie’s is an op shop, as is the salvo store.

I love how cute the definitions are. And the use examples are hilarius.


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