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supermarket

[soo-per-mahr-kit] /ˈsu pərˌmɑr kɪt/
noun
1.
a large retail market that sells food and other household goods and that is usually operated on a self-service basis.
2.
any business or company offering an unusually wide range of goods or services:
a financial supermarket that sells stocks, bonds, insurance, and real estate.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; super- + market
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British Dictionary definitions for super market

supermarket

/ˈsuːpəˌmɑːkɪt/
noun
1.
a large self-service store retailing food and household supplies
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Word Origin and History for super market

supermarket

n.

1933, American English, from super- + market (n.). The 1933 reference is in an article that says the stores themselves began to open around 1931.

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