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general store

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noun
  1. a store, usually in a rural area, that sells a wide variety of merchandise, as clothing, food, or hardware, but is not divided into departments.
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Origin of general store

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Historical Examples

  • I had always done the bulk of my business with general-store merchants.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling

    J. P. Johnston