Definition of five-and-dime in English:


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(also five-and-dime store or five-and-ten)


North American
  • 1A shop selling a wide variety of inexpensive household and personal goods.
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    • ‘After I opened, the theater, the hardware store, the five-and-dime, and the restaurant all closed,’ she says.
    • The building, at 151-153 Main Street, was formerly a five-and-dime store.
    • Noted children's book author/artist Demi became curious about Buddhism at the age of 3, when she bought a statue of Buddha at a five-and-dime store.
  • 1.1 historical A shop where all the articles were priced at five or ten cents.
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    • Today's dollar store is a five-and-dime shop, adjusted for inflation.
    • Once called five-and-dimes, they've been doing business continuously for many, many decades.

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