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

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Origin of variety store

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70
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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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