Old, dirty, and/or broken, discarded items ranging from bathroom shower curtain rings, to under-stuffed chairs with oily stains and animal hair, for sale. Items are displayed on blankets and folding tables inside of a garage, or on the driveway, and across the lawn. Common identifiers of a "yard sale" are lines of cars (old and new) parked with two wheels sinking into a neighbors' grass and women, usually in pairs, with big butts and wiggly arms, grabbing everything marked 50 cents. Cardboard signs directing drivers to the sale are seen for years after.
1. I answered the door and there was Judy from down the street. "Our street is having a multi-family yard sale, would you like to chip in for a newspaper ad?" said, Judy.
2. I bought my mattress at a yard sale and sprayed it with disinfectant.
by Teresa Roberts Davis May 18, 2006
When a skier bails hard on a ski hill and all of their gear goes fling thru the air and lands as if it were a yard sale.
Dude check it out that ski bunny is having a yard sale.
by zulutango911 April 11, 2009
An alibi often used to explain the origin of petty contraband. Often works because it is nearly impossible to disprove, plausible, and usually absolves the owner of guilt.
Officer: Son, mind explaining where you got those milk crates with 'Property of Milk Company' written on them?
Dude: Yard sale.
Officer: Dammit.
by JamesXThompson December 21, 2006
People place used household items, clothes, etc. in their yard and offer them for sale. Usually held on a week end, a "yard sale" often involves one, or a few families who pool their unwanted items to sell, often very cheaply.

Parallel term: "Yard saliing." To drive about from yard sale to yard sale.
I bought this sweater at a yard sale for a dollar and a half.

The Jones family are having their yard sale next week/
by Robert Allen August 29, 2003
To leave your possessions messily or haphazardly strewn about, in a manner resembling a yard sale.
Dude, your new housemate is a pig.

Yeah, my living room is a yardsale.
by AnonymousBoschToo September 17, 2012
A term used in Hockey when a player is body checked so hard, equipment such as gloves, stick and helmet, are sent flying through the air.
Wow, Johnny go rocked so hard coming down the middle that he had a yard sale.
by Flop_sg October 20, 2010
When a girl goes through their purse, normally large in size,pulling everything out. Sometimes including clothes, nail polish, pens, paper, etc.
"Wow, she she is having a Yard-Sale over there looking for her pen."
by Smammy Jenkins May 02, 2010
Dropping one's phone, and having the battery cover (and any other detachable elements) come off, spilling the contents out onto the ground.
"I dropped my phone last week and it was basically a yard sale."
by Korb March 16, 2008
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