supermarket

[soo-per-mahr-kit]
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:
1920–25, Americanism; super- + market

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supermarket (ˈsuːpəˌmɑːkɪt)
 
n
a large self-service store retailing food and household supplies

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Word Origin & History

supermarket
1933, Amer.Eng., from super- + market. The 1933 reference is in an article that says the stores themselves began to open around 1931.
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Example sentences
Buy a supermarket pineapple with healthy green leaves.
Often fetching high prices at the supermarket, they're surprisingly easy to
  grow.
All the ingredients you need are at the supermarket.
Look for horseradish root in the supermarket's produce section.
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