variety store


noun

a retail store, as a five-and-ten, carrying a large variety of goods, especially low-priced articles.

Nearby words

  1. varier,
  2. varietal,
  3. variety,
  4. variety is the spice of life,
  5. variety meat,
  6. varifocal,
  7. varifocals,
  8. variform,
  9. variformly,
  10. varify

Origin of variety store

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70

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Idioms and Phrases with variety store

variety store

A retail shop that carries a large selection of usually inexpensive merchandise, as in What this town needs is a good variety store. [Second half of 1700s]

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