Definition of "curiosity-shop" []

  • A place where curiosities are sold or kept. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "curiosity-shop" in a sentence
  • "Scotch friend and I stepped ashore with the intention of visiting an Indian curiosity-shop."
  • "We made several purchases at an Indian curiosity-shop, where we paid for the articles about six times their value, and meanwhile our driver took the opportunity of getting “summat warm,” which very nearly resulted in our getting something"
  • "I say she died that night: and he — he, the heartless, the villain, the betrayer, — you saw him seated in yonder curiosity-shop, by yonder guillotine, with his scoundrelly head in his lap."