deal·​er·​ship ˈdē-lər-ˌship How to pronounce dealership (audio)
: an authorized sales agency
an automobile dealership

Examples of dealership in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That same month, a man was injured in El Cajon when a lab exploded inside a vacant used car dealership. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2024 Excluding sales at auto dealerships and gas stations, sales were down 0.5%. Anne D'innocenzio, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2024 From their first encounter at a Cadillac dealership to Brian's touching tribute to Melinda after her death, here's a look back at the couple's decades-long love story. Kaitlin Stevens, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 That may finally induce some discounts at dealerships and more rebates from manufacturers. The Week Us, theweek, 17 Jan. 2024 Debbie Keast, supporting Nikki Haley Debbie Keast, 58, who runs a car dealership in Oakland, is a registered Republican who voted for Mr. Trump in the past two presidential elections. Jennifer Medina Jordan Gale, New York Times, 11 Jan. 2024 The only other efficient BEVs that qualify for the full tax credit are discontinued Bolt models that might still be available at Chevrolet dealerships. Peter Douglas, The Mercury News, 4 Feb. 2024 Demolition of the former auto dealerships on Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove will soon begin, now that the Village Board has approved new agreements with the site’s developers. Elizabeth Owens-Schiele, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States urged President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to enforce stricter vehicle-pollution standards. Alexa St. John, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dealership was in 1916

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“Dealership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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