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mom-and-pop

[mom-uh n-pop] /ˈmɒm ənˈpɒp/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a small retail business, usually owned and operated by members of a family:
a mom-and-pop grocery.
2.
of or indicating something, as an enterprise, investment, or project, that is independent, small in scope, and modestly financed.
noun, plural mom-and-pops.
3.
a small-scale, owner-operated business.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism
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mom-and-pop

adjective

Run by a couple or a family; small-scale: still seem wedded to the ''mom and pop store,'' small-business approach/ All kinds of neighborhoods have them, mom-and-pop stores, laundromats/ The constitution says nothing about a mom and pop presidency (1951+)


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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