strip mall


: a long usually one-story building or group of buildings housing several adjacent retail stores or service establishments

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Phoenix police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of a shooting on Saturday at a strip mall near 19th Avenue and Bell Road that left an 18-year-old man dead and a woman injured. Angela Cordoba Perez, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2022 The shooting happened at around 2 a.m. in a strip mall hookah lounge restaurant following a graduation party in Kendall, Miami-Dade Police director Freddy Ramirez said at a news conference. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 6 June 2021 The incident in Albuquerque began at around 2:40 p.m. last Thursday behind a strip mall pizza restaurant, the affidavit said. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 Board member Oldham also believes AHOY offers the city a chance to break away from strip mall trampoline parks and provide local children with new resources. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 28 Oct. 2022 As the sun begins to set over the distant skyline of the Strip, the parking lot of an East Las Vegas strip mall fills with the sounds of a six-piece mariachi band. Time, 24 Oct. 2022 The weekly meeting in the far corner of a strip mall parking lot in Upper Marlboro, Md., had been rained out for the past two weeks. Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2022 The boy’s apparent father, 38, was found dead near a strip mall southwest of downtown Houston after authorities responded to a report of a shooting at 1:46 p.m., Satterwhite said. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2022 But the trail eventually leads to a strip mall funeral home where Blueblood’s widow Keisha (Chimere Love) is greeting any of her husband’s fans who cared enough about his work to find their way to this faux funeral. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strip mall was in 1977

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“Strip mall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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