mom-and-pop

adjective \ ˈmäm-ən(d)-ˈpäp \

Definition of mom-and-pop

1 : being or relating to a small owner-operated business
  • a mom-and-pop grocery

First Known Use of mom-and-pop

1945

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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MOM-AND-POP Defined for English Language Learners

mom-and-pop

Definition of mom-and-pop for English Language Learners

  • : owned and run by a married couple or by a small number of people


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