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A retail store selling a wide variety of inexpensive articles. Also called dime store, five-and-dime.

[Short for five-and-ten-cent store.]
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a store offering a wide assortment of inexpensive items for personal and household use.
Also called five′-and-ten′-cent` store`,five′-and-dime′.
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