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variety store

noun
1.
a retail store, as a five-and-ten, carrying a large variety of goods, especially low-priced articles.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70, Americanism
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  • There are buildings around the square: a movie house, a variety store, a gas station.
Idioms and Phrases with variety store

variety store

A retail shop that carries a large selection of usually inexpensive merchandise, as in What this town needs is a good variety store. [ Second half of 1700s ]
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