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dime store

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dime store

n
US a store selling inexpensive items
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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′.
[1875–80]
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dime store

n (US) → Billigladen m, → Billigkaufhaus nt
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