department store

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  1. a large retail store carrying a wide variety of merchandise and organized into various departments for sales and administrative purposes.

Origin of department store

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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How to use department store in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for department store

department store

  1. a large shop divided into departments selling a great many kinds of goods

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