a retail complex consisting of stores or restaurants in adjacent spaces in one long building, typically having a narrow parking area directly in front of the stores.
Origin of strip mall
First recorded in 1990–95
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Related Words for strip mallarcade, plaza, mall, bazaar, emporium, fair, market, marketplace, mart, piazza, agora, galleria
Examples from the Web for strip mall
Contemporary Examples of strip mall
He went back for him the following day, stabbing him in a strip-mall parking lot.Serial Killer’s Twisted Logic: Allegedly Murdered Homeless Victims as Community Service
March 16, 2012
New Jersey evokes a more suburban, strip-mall variety of cattiness, with press-on nails in place of claws.Real Housewives, Real Hatred!
March 1, 2010