supermarket

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noun, often attributive su·per·mar·ket \-ˌmär-kət\

Definition of supermarket

  1. 1 :  a self-service retail market selling especially foods and household merchandise

  2. 2 :  something resembling a supermarket especially in the variety or volume of its goods or services

1933

First Known Use of supermarket

1933


SUPERMARKET Defined for English Language Learners

supermarket

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noun, often attributive su·per·mar·ket \-ˌmär-kət\

Definition of supermarket for English Language Learners

  • : a store where customers can buy a variety of foods and usually household items


SUPERMARKET Defined for Kids

supermarket

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noun su·per·mar·ket \ˈsü-pər-ˌmär-kət\

Definition of supermarket for Students

  1. :  a store selling foods and household items



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