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supermarket

[ soo-per-mahr-kit ]
/ ˈsu pərˌmɑr kɪt /
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noun
a large retail market that sells food and other household goods and that is usually operated on a self-service basis.
any business or company offering an unusually wide range of goods or services: a financial supermarket that sells stocks, bonds, insurance, and real estate.
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Origin of supermarket

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; super- + market
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British Dictionary definitions for supermarket

supermarket
/ (ˈsuːpəˌmɑːkɪt) /

noun
a large self-service store retailing food and household supplies
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