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clicks-and-mortar

[ kliks-uhn-mawr-ter ]
/ ˈklɪks ənˈmɔr tər /
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adjective
pertaining to or denoting a company that does business on the internet and in traditional stores or offices.
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Also click-and-mor·tar [klik-uhn-mawr-ter] /ˈklɪk ənˈmɔr tər/ .

Origin of clicks-and-mortar

First recorded in 1995–2000; on the model of earlier brick(s)‐and‐mortar, referring to physical buildings or sites
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British Dictionary definitions for clicks-and-mortar

clicks and mortar

adjective
making use of traditional trading methods in conjunction with internet tradingAbbreviation: C & M

Word Origin for clicks and mortar

C20: pun on bricks and mortar, with click referring to the computing sense
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