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dime store

noun
1.
five-and-ten (def 1).
2.
Bowling. a split in which the five and ten pins remain standing.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism
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  • Her fans gush and fawn over advice found in any dime store financial planning book for dummies.
  • Several decades ago, the only fish available were the few species carried by the local dime store, usually goldfish or guppies.
  • One time, in a dime store, a guy told him to move over at the candy counter.
  • Hyperbole, dime store anthropology and overlooked artists often crowd the presentation.
Slang definitions & phrases for dime store

dime store

noun phrase

five-and-ten (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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