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[stawr-bawt, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˈbɔt, ˈstoʊr-/
adjective, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
commercially made rather than homemade.
Origin of store-bought
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was a store-bought easel and a carton of art supplies on the floor.
  • In addition to the fruits, the youngsters are occasionally given packages of store-bought.
  • You'll never go back to store-bought root beer again.
  • store-bought fettuccine simply can't compare to homemade.
  • Their costumes were identical and appeared to be store-bought.
  • Even if you prefer store-bought soap, keeping a quick homemade recipe on hand for emergencies is worth it.
  • Some gardeners supplement dry store-bought fertilizers with home-produced plant foods.

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