mom-and-pop


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mom-and-pop

(mŏm′ən-pŏp′)
adj.
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).

mom′-and-pop′



adj.
being a small retail business usu. owned and operated by members of a family.
[1950–55, Amer.]
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