deal·​er·​ship | \ ˈdē-lər-ˌship How to pronounce dealership (audio) \

Definition of dealership

: an authorized sales agency an automobile dealership

Examples of dealership in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the truck crawls passed a Toyota dealership at approximately 2 p.m., investigators say the distressed woman yelled for help. Chris Harris, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2022 Because the loan was denied, Jenkins was forced to buy a car from a differerent dealership at much higher interest, the suit says. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 4 Aug. 2022 Forget the sky-high gas pump prices, the dealership markups, and the new-car shortages, and go all in on two wheels. Gear Team, Wired, 3 Aug. 2022 Dixon defeated real estate broker Ryan Kelley, who pleaded not guilty to misdemeanors in the Capitol riot; chiropractor Garrett Soldano; former auto dealership owner Kevin Rinke and pastor Ralph Rebandt. Sara Burnett,, 2 Aug. 2022 Whether or not an official notice has been received, those driving a car that’s been recalled should contact a local dealership as soon as possible to set up a service appointment. Jim Gorzelany, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 His father, who owns a Honda dealership there, is tall, handsome, conservative, and emphatically masculine. Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 David and Kelli Cole met as college athletes at Cal Poly and owned a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership in San Luis Obispo that had been in David’s family for three generations. Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2022 The Poway City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a hearing on a request from the Poway Honda dealership to build a 4,791-square-foot building containing nine bays for automotive service at 13747 Poway Road. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dealership

1916, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Dealership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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