five and ten

five and ten
 A variety store selling cheap items; low-priced merchandise.
 ► “Farah’s main challenge will be to transfer the merchandising power that made his reputation at chains such as Saks Fifth Avenue from high fashion to five and dime goods.” (Discount Store News, Jan. 2, 1995, p. 4)

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  • five-and-ten — five and dime UK / US or five and ten UK / US noun [countable] Word forms five and dime : singular five and dime plural five and dimes Word forms five and ten : singular five and ten plural five and tens American old fashioned a shop that sells a …   English dictionary

  • five-and-ten — five′ and ten′ n. a store offering a wide assortment of inexpensive items for personal and household use Also called five′ and ten′ cent store , five′ and dime′. Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • five-and-ten — also .five and dime n AmE old fashioned a shop that sells many different types of inexpensive goods, especially for the house = ↑dime store …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • five-and-ten — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a store selling articles priced at 5 or 10 cents 2. : a variety store selling inexpensive articles of merchandise * * * /fuyv euhn ten /, n. 1. Also called five and ten cent store /fuyv euhn ten sent /, five and dime… …   Useful english dictionary

  • five-and-ten — /fuyv euhn ten /, n. 1. Also called five and ten cent store /fuyv euhn ten sent /, five and dime /fuyv euhn duym /, dime store, ten cent store. a store offering a wide assortment of inexpensive items, formerly costing five or ten cents, for… …   Universalium

  • five-and-ten — • dime store • five and dime • five and ten n. phr. A store that sells things that cost little. Charles bought a pencil at the five and dime …   Словарь американских идиом

  • five and ten — Variety store Variety store a retail store selling a wide variety of items, especially of low price, as in a {five and ten}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • five-and-ten-cent store — five and ten [five and ten] (also five and ten cent store ; five and dime …   Useful english dictionary

  • five-and-ten-cent store — ☆ five and ten cent store [fīv′ən ten′sent΄ ] n. a store that sells a wide variety of inexpensive merchandise, orig. with many articles priced at five or ten cents: also five and ten or five and dime [fīv′ən dīm′] n. * * * ➡ five and ten * * * …   Universalium

  • five-and-ten-cent store — ☆ five and ten cent store [fīv′ən ten′sent΄ ] n. a store that sells a wide variety of inexpensive merchandise, orig. with many articles priced at five or ten cents: also five and ten or five and dime [fīv′ən dīm′] n …   English World dictionary

  • five-and-ten-cent-store — store which carries a wide assortment of inexpensive items (formerly costing between five and ten cents) …   English contemporary dictionary

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