ten-cent store

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Origin of ten-cent store

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

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How to use ten-cent store in a sentence

  • Her curls were bound with a wreath of artificial roses from the ten-cent store, slightly over one ear.

    Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
  • But first she visited the five-and-ten-cent store to buy an egg-beater.

    The Cinder Pond | Carroll Watson Rankin
  • Buy your mate little presents—from the ten-cent store and occasionally from more expensive places.

  • My walls are hung with ten-cent store art, and if I were not awfully strong-minded I could not overcome the effect.

  • You know, I think there's room in this town for a good five-and-ten-cent store, specializing on kitchen goods.