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five–and–ten

noun \ˌfīv-ən-ˈten\

Definition of FIVE-AND-TEN

:  a retail store that carries chiefly inexpensive merchandise (as notions and household goods) —called also five-and-dime

Origin of FIVE-AND-TEN

from the fact that all articles in such stores were formerly priced at either 5 or 10 cents
First Known Use: 1880

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