a retail store, as a five-and-ten, carrying a large variety of goods, especially low-priced articles.
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How to use variety store in a sentence
We carry the biggest line of variety store Leaders in the country, and our goods are always of the best.Business English | Rose Buhlig
His store was next door to the then popular Bonafanti, who kept the largest and best patronized variety store of the day.Lights and Shadows of New York Life | James D. McCabe
Wibird Penhallow's heaviest patron was the keeper of a variety store, and the first specimen of a pessimist I ever encountered.An Old Town By The Sea | Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The War Department by watchmen, the law by constables, the merchants by a variety store, etc.Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1 | Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mr. Brazer's establishment, which was known as a "variety store," came in for the best part of this trade.Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made | James D. McCabe, Jr.
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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