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English definition of “bucket shop”

bucket shop

noun [C]     informal
STOCK MARKET a dishonest or illegal company that buys and sells shares for customers: In the late eighties, bucket shops started to target people who were new to investing. bucket shop share dealers
UK COMMERCE a travel company that sells plane tickets at a low price: The company began life as a bucket shop selling surplus airline tickets at knock-down prices. bucket shop flights/fares/tickets
(Definition of bucket shop noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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