variety store


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, Daisy took a job at a variety store, but within a couple of weeks the store was robbed. John Johnston, The Enquirer, 15 Dec. 2022 The sisters remodeled an old pizzeria tucked between a beauty salon and variety store into a modest bakery, with a new, shiny tile floor, beige walls, and several café tables. Ann Trieger Kurland,, 6 Dec. 2022 There were once a dozen shops alongside his, but now there is just a single variety store. Francesca Paris, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2022 Danish variety store operator Flying Tiger Copenhagen, which is owned by holding company Zebra A/S, faces a similar balancing act, said Martin Jermiin, its chief executive. Trefor Moss, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2022 The 69-year-old, who owns Discoteca y Novedades Tierra Caliente, a variety store in Huntington Park, has managed to not get infected this whole time. Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 His father had several farms and owned various businesses, including a variety store that sold barbecue on the side, none of them being particularly successful. Beth Segal, cleveland, 6 Aug. 2021 The only son of parents who ran their own variety store and part-time smokehouse, Scott now is the face of his own barbecue business, which already has two locations and is aiming to open a third in Atlanta. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2020 The variety store chain is one of several major retailers experiencing a surge in business during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to consumers spending more on home essentials. Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, 5 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of variety store was in 1768

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“Variety store.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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variety store

: a retail store carrying a variety of goods

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