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[kash-uh n-kar-ee]
  1. sold for cash payment and no delivery service.
  2. operated on such a basis: a cash-and-carry business.
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Origin of cash-and-carry

First recorded in 1915–20
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Historical Examples of cash-and-carry

  • In many of the cities and large towns, some credit grocers have adopted what is called the "cash-and-carry plan."

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

British Dictionary definitions for cash-and-carry


adjective, adverb
  1. sold or operated on a basis of cash payment for merchandise that is not delivered but removed by the purchaser
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  1. a wholesale store, esp for groceries, that operates on this basis
  2. an operation on a commodities futures market in which spot goods are purchased and sold at a profit on a futures contract
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