five and ten

five-and-ten

[fahyv-uhn-ten]
noun
1.
Also called five-and-ten-cent store [fahyv-uhn-ten-sent] , five-and-dime [fahyv-uhn-dahym] , dime store, ten-cent store. a store offering a wide assortment of inexpensive items, formerly costing five or ten cents, for personal and household use.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a five-and-ten.

Origin:
1875–80

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