dollar store

noun

Definition of dollar store

US
: a store that sells inexpensive items priced usually at a dollar or a few dollars Inflatable balloons, holiday decorations, toothbrushes and spices are some of the best deals you can buy at the dollar store.The Tulsa World The dollar store sector is experiencing brisk sales growth as shoppers flock to the discount chains for their convenience and low prices. Dollar Tree, where gift bags, paper towels and other items literally cost a buck, continues to dramatically expand its footprint in the wake of buying its competitor Family Dollar for $8.5 billion in 2014.— Charisse Jones

First Known Use of dollar store

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Dollar store.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dollar%20store. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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