five-and-ten

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noun \ ˌfīv-ən-ˈten \

Definition of five-and-ten

:a retail store that carries chiefly inexpensive merchandise (such as notions and household goods) called also five-and-dime

Origin and Etymology of five-and-ten

from the fact that all articles in such stores were formerly priced at either 5 or 10 cents



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