company store

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noun

a retail store operated by a company for the convenience of the employees, who are required to buy from the store.

Nearby words

  1. company manners,
  2. company of jesus,
  3. company officer,
  4. company secretary,
  5. company sergeant major,
  6. company town,
  7. company union,
  8. company woman,
  9. compar.,
  10. comparable

Origin of company store

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Also called industrial store.

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Examples from the Web for company store

  • So after supper he had to seek out his boss, and arrange to get credit at the company-store.

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