country store


a general store, especially in a rural or resort area.

Origin of country store

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for country store

  • Next he withdrew the book of verses and after that the country-store note-book with its dog-eared and age-yellowed pages.

    Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
  • After all, what could this country-store clerk know of the Avenue?

    Love Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Coming out again upon the street, we stray down into one of the shops,—a shop local and naïve, a veritable French country-store.

  • The threshold of the door was elevated, country-store fashion, six or seven inches above the sidewalk.

    Laramie Holds the Range|Frank H. Spearman