variety store


: a retail store that carries a wide variety of merchandise especially of low unit value

Examples of variety store in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pop Art Pop Mart began in 2010 as a variety store in Beijing, when founder and CEO Wang Ning was a college student. Jasmine Li, Fortune, 18 May 2024 The prominent corner store has seen a succession of uses over the years: it’s been a variety store (the G.C. Murphy five-and-dime shop), a dollar store, an antique mall and, most recently, a restaurant called the Five and Dime Ale House, which closed last year. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 22 Apr. 2024 Discount department stores remained the most popular destination for shoppers, followed by Dollar/variety stores, apparel, footwear, and accessory retailers. Shelley E. Kohan, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Two men have been arrested in connection to the beating death of a man at a variety store in Phoenix, authorities said. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 13 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for variety store 

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Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of variety store was in 1768

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“Variety store.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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variety store

: a retail store carrying a variety of goods

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