dime store

dime store

* * *

1. five-and-ten (def. 1).
2. Bowling. a split in which the five and ten pins remain standing.
[1925-30, Amer.]

* * *

dime store noun (old US)
A shop selling cheap goods (orig costing not more than a dime)
• • •
Main Entry:dime

* * *

dime store UK US noun [countable] [singular dime store plural dime stores] american
a small shop that sells different types of cheap things
Thesaurus: types of shophyponym

* * *

dime store,
U.S. a store selling a large variety of low-priced articles; variety store: »

In late August the dime store windows were full of notebooks and yellow pencils (Harper's).

* * *

n. a shop selling cheap merchandise (originally one where the maximum price was a dime)
[as adj.] cheap and inferior

plastic dime-store toys

* * *

noun, pl ⋯ stores [count]
US old-fashioned : a store that sells inexpensive goods :five-and-dime

* * *

ˈdime store f0 [dime store] noun (old-fashioned, NAmE)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dime store — ➔ store1 * * * dime store UK US noun [C] (also five and dime, also ten cent store) ► COMMERCE a store that sells a range of cheap goods: »You won t find expensive cosmetics at the dime store …   Financial and business terms

  • dime\ store — • dime store • five and dime • five and ten n. phr. A store that sells things that cost little. Charles bought a pencil at the five and dime …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dime store — dime ,store noun count AMERICAN a small store that sells different types of inexpensive things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dime store — ☆ dime store n. FIVE AND TEN CENT STORE …   English World dictionary

  • dime store — n AmE a shop that sells many different kinds of cheap goods, especially for the house …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dime store — dime′ store n. five and ten • Etymology: 1925–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • dime-store — adjective Etymology: dime store, noun 1. : inexpensive dime store perfume 2. : tawdry : second rate what we have here is dime store philosophizing Jonatha …   Useful english dictionary

  • dime store — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dime store : singular dime store plural dime stores American a small shop that sells different types of cheap things …   English dictionary

  • dime-store — adjective Date: 1938 1. inexpensive < dime store perfume > 2. tawdry, second rate < dime store philosophy > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dime store — n. an establishment that is chaotic because of its small scale. □ I can’t stand this dime store anymore. This is no way to run a law firm. □ Things move so fast around here that we have become a dime store rather than an accounting office …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”