convenience store


: a small often franchised market that is open long hours

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dispatched to a convenience store at 3:45 a.m. Oct. 29, officers found the building unlocked with lights on and no employee inside. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 10 Nov. 2022 His score, like the script, has a sense of humor: during a scene in which Nicolas Cage’s character steals a package of diapers from a convenience store, the song playing over the speakers is a Muzak-like version of the movie’s main theme. David Owen, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2022 McClain had been walking home from a convenience store at the time, the indictment said. Kendall Ross, ABC News, 4 Nov. 2022 Thomas lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the assistant manager at a convenience store. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 3 Nov. 2022 Abeer Polus works four nights a week at a convenience store next to where the public camera sits on a pole. oregonlive, 22 Oct. 2022 When some high-school kids are menacing him at a convenience store, Laurie notices and intervenes — not everyone in Haddonfield has warm feelings about her, either. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 14 Oct. 2022 Earlier that Saturday, according to testimony, Stallworth was seen on video buying $18.91 in candy at a convenience store near Tom Brown Village. Carol Robinson |, al, 7 Oct. 2022 Police provided surveillance video from a convenience store with a time stamp of 4:52 p.m. showing the gun in the man’s waistband. Elliot Hughes, Journal Sentinel, 30 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of convenience store was in 1965

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“Convenience store.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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convenience store


: a small market that is open many hours

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