five-and-ten


five-and-ten
/fuyv"euhn ten"/, n.
1. Also called five-and-ten-cent store /fuyv"euhn ten"sent'/, five-and-dime /fuyv"euhn duym"/, dime store, ten-cent store. a store offering a wide assortment of inexpensive items, formerly costing five or ten cents, for personal and household use.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a five-and-ten.
[1875-80]

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