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variety store

a retail store, as a five-and-ten, carrying a large variety of goods, especially low-priced articles.
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An Americanism dating back to 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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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