noun Chiefly British.

a combined supermarket and department store.

Origin of hypermarket

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



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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