dime-store

adjective
\ˈdīm-ˌstȯr \

Definition of dime-store 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : inexpensive dime-store perfume

2 : tawdry, second-rate dime-store philosophy

dime store

noun

Definition of dime store (Entry 2 of 2)

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To many Arlington residents, this five-and-dime store has felt like home for 64 years, a shop filled with nostalgia in the form of licorice pipes, candy cigarettes, rubber chickens, washboards, velcro, and more. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "Arlington’s five-and-dime shop to close after 64 years; patrons bid bittersweet goodbye," 22 June 2018 Kmart has its roots in a five-and-dime store S.S. Kresge founded in 1897 in Memphis, Tennessee. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Shoppers lament loss of Kmart as its last Treasure Valley store prepares to close," 1 June 2018 His mother, the former Ida Cohen, worked in a dime store. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, "Stanley Lieberson, Harvard sociologist who studied language, race, and first names, dies at 84," 31 May 2018 The 1907 Italianate building that once housed the five-and-dime store is now Object Limited, a shoppable boutique lodging. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Best hotels in Bisbee, AZ: From plush to retro-kitsch to maybe haunted," 20 Apr. 2018 When the sit-ins at Woolworth's dime store downtown made the news, her parents' half-truths started to come undone. USA TODAY, "Nashville and the Destiny of Dissent," 15 Apr. 2018 The home was originally owned by Charles Van Dusen, an executive for the S.S. Kresge dime store chain that spawned Kmart. Detroit Free Press, "Driving Detroit 2017: Has the renaissance reached the streets?," 21 Dec. 2017 For 117 years, Woolworth’s five-and-dime stores were fixtures in communities, and their lunch counters and soda shops served as local gathering places. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "New Nashville Restaurant Recreates Civil Rights Sit-In Site," 13 Mar. 2017 According to one detailed profile in Forbes, Green started his working life as a stock boy, then worked for a five-and-dime store before opening the first Hobby Lobby. Sarah Jones, New Republic, "We’re All Living in Hobby Lobby’s Bible Nation," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dime-store

Adjective

1938, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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dime-store

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dime-store

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: poor or inferior in quality

dime store

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dime store (Entry 2 of 2)

: a store that sells inexpensive goods

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