mom-and-pop(redirected from ma-and-pa)
1. Of or being a small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family: a mom-and-pop grocery store.
2. Resembling or evocative of the small-scale, homelike, or informal atmosphere of such a business: "toasted the advantages of mom-and-pop journalism" (Newsweek).
being a small retail business usu. owned and operated by members of a family.