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stock-fair, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more English stock livestock + fair periodical gathering of buyers and sellers.
1. A livestock auction and farmers' gathering held in a country district. Also attributive.
1892 The Jrnl 20 Sept. 1October Stock Fair.
1990 [see stokvel sense 1].
2. transferred sense. An earlier form of stokvel (now obsolete). Also attributive.
1948 E. Hellmann Rooiyard 43Commercialised beer-brewing has given rise to an institution known as the ‘stockfair’, which can be roughly defined as a mutual benefit society. Stockfair is primarily a women’s society, although men have infrequently tried to adopt it. The stockfair has two functions: to assist in disposing of any surplus beer which has remained unsold during the week-end, and to act as a kind of savings society.
1965 E. Mphahlele Down Second Ave 124Marabastad life:..Sunday afternoon ‘stock-fair’ parties where clubs entertained themselves after pooling their wages to give to each member in turn.
A livestock auction and farmers' gathering held in a country district. Also attributive.
An earlier form of stokvel (now obsolete). Also attributive.

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