five-and-ten

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

Definition of five-and-ten

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

called also five-and-dime

five-ten limits

plural noun

Definition of five-ten limits (Entry 2 of 2)

: limitations fixing the maximum liability of an insurer at $5000 for the bodily injury or death of any one person and subject to the same limit per person at $10,000 for any one accident irrespective of how many persons are killed or injured

First Known Use of five-and-ten

Noun

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for five-and-ten

Noun

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

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