Definition of bottle store in English:

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bottle store

(also bottle shop)


chiefly Australian /NZ & South African
Another term for off-licence.
Example sentences
  • What there was, was a job serving in the bottle shop - ‘a kind of drive-in off licence’ - attached to one of the pubs.
  • We should not blame the guy who is rushed off his feet in a hotel bottle store, or the bottle store owner who makes a mistake because a 17-year-old comes who looks 25.
  • Ngcingwane, who owns three supermarkets, a garage and a bottle store, was asleep when the men broke in through the kitchen door and windows.

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