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[hahy-per-mahr-kit] /ˈhaɪ pərˌmɑr kɪt/
noun, Chiefly British
a combined supermarket and department store.
Origin of hypermarket
1965-70; hyper- + market, translation of French hypermarché, on the model of supermarché supermarket Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hypermarket
  • Today shoppers can find low prices and infinite choice online, so fewer bother to drive to an out-of-town hypermarket.
  • Many of the antagonists of modern trade may not even have visited a hypermarket.
  • Carrefour is the biggest example in the country of a new retailing breed, the hypermarket.
  • For the ultimate steak, you usually have to go farther than the local hypermarket.
  • Several of the larger supermarket and hypermarket chains are importing directly from overseas.
  • To get into the hypermarket, you will be charged high slotting fees and numerous in-store promotion activities charges follow.
  • Domestic chains also have announced plans to expand into the hypermarket format.
British Dictionary definitions for hypermarket


(Brit) a huge self-service store, usually built on the outskirts of a town
Word Origin
C20: translation of French hypermarché
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