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See also: crate-digger


Alternative forms[edit]


crate +‎ digger


  • IPA(key): /ˈkɹeɪtˌdɪɡə(ɹ)/
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cratedigger (plural cratediggers)

  1. (slang) A person who habitually looks through crates of vinyl records at music shops, especially in pursuit of rare or interesting albums.
    Synonym: digger
    • 2008, Signal to Noise, Volumes 49-51, page 103:
      Long a crate-digger's grail and never before available on CD, this is one obscurity that really lives up to the hype.
    • 2010, Fiona McAuslan & Matthew Norman, The Rough Guide to Havana, Rough Guides (2010), →ISBN, page 160:
      A little crate-diggers' paradise for collectors of Latin and easy listening music on vinyl.
    • 2013, Lara Kavanagh & Frances Ambler, The Rough Guide to Vintage London, Rough Guides (2013), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      The Beehive is half of a two-room shop that also contains Casbah Records, where cratediggers can flick through stacks of vinyl records while their friends or partners try on clothes next door.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:cratedigger.