auto mall


: a commercial district in which a number of retail establishments for different automakers are centrally located
In the absence of a convenient auto mall, simply pick out nearby dealers that represent the brands you're interested in.Jack R. Nerad, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying or Leasing a Car, 1996

Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of auto mall was in 1958

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“Auto mall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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