five-and-ten

noun
\ ˌfīv-ən-ˈten How to pronounce five-and-ten (audio) \

Definition of five-and-ten

: a retail store that carries chiefly inexpensive merchandise (such as notions and household goods)

called also five-and-dime

First Known Use of five-and-ten

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of five-and-ten was in 1880

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