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hypermarket

[ hahy-per-mahr-kit ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərˌmɑr kɪt /
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noun Chiefly British.

a combined supermarket and department store.

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Origin of hypermarket

1965–70; hyper- + market, translation of French hypermarché, on the model of supermarchésupermarket
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British Dictionary definitions for hypermarket

hypermarket
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌmɑːkɪt) /

noun

British a huge self-service store, usually built on the outskirts of a town

Word Origin for hypermarket

C20: translation of French hypermarché
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