dollar store


: 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

Examples of dollar store in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lower rates of education, higher rates of poverty, fewer patent filings and more employment in the industry that includes dollar stores also tend to be related to receiving more money from the feds. Linda Chong, Washington Post, 7 July 2023 Budget: Advent calendars can be purchased at dollar stores and grocery for a few dollars. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Bsn, Parents, 3 Nov. 2023 Everything was closed: schools, dry cleaners, fast food restaurants, dollar stores, coffee shops, gas stations, convenience stores and the Walmart Supercenter across the river in Auburn. Alex Seitz-Wald, NBC News, 27 Oct. 2023 Sai De Silva opened up about her story of growing up in extreme poverty, with a father who bought their Christmas tree at a dollar store and an alcoholic mother. Louis Staples, Rolling Stone, 16 Oct. 2023 Shoppers on tight budgets have increasingly turned to dollar stores for food. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 18 Mar. 2023 The best ones are prayer candles from local dollar stores, as the glass prevents them from easily being blown out by the wind or guests passing by, says Baroncini. Halee Miller, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Oct. 2023 Ones who live in communities where dollar stores serve as the center of commerce and community. Time, 22 Aug. 2023 Later that fall, Brittany found a steadier job, working at a dollar store. James Ross Gardner, The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dollar store was in 1862

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“Dollar store.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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