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five-and-ten

[ fahyv-uhn-ten ]
/ ˈfaɪv ənˈtɛn /
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noun

Also called five-and-ten-cent store [fahyv-uhn-ten-sent], /ˈfaɪv ənˈtɛnˌsɛnt/, five-and-dime [fahyv-uhn-dahym], /ˈfaɪv ənˈdaɪm/, dime store, ten-cent store. a store offering a wide assortment of inexpensive items, formerly costing five or ten cents, for personal and household use.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a five-and-ten.

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Origin of five-and-ten

First recorded in 1875–80
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