dime-store

adjective \ ˈdīm-ˌstȯr \

Definition of dime-store

1 : inexpensive
  • dime-store perfume
2 : tawdry, second-rate
  • dime-store philosophy

First Known Use of dime-store

1938

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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First Known Use of dime store

circa 1928

in the meaning defined above

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DIME-STORE Defined for English Language Learners

dime-store

Definition of dime-store for English Language Learners

  • : poor or inferior in quality


dime store

Definition of dime store for English Language Learners

  • : a store that sells inexpensive goods


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