[ kash-uhn-kar-ee ]

  1. sold for cash payment and no delivery service.

  2. operated on such a basis: a cash-and-carry business.

Origin of cash-and-carry

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby cash-and-carry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cash-and-carry in a sentence

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

  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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