Five-and-ten



[fahyv-uh n-ten] /ˈfaɪv ənˈtɛn/

noun
1.
Also called five-and-ten-cent store
[fahyv-uh n-ten-sent] /ˈfaɪv ənˈtɛnˌsɛnt/ (Show IPA), five-and-dime
[fahyv-uh n-dahym] /ˈfaɪv ənˈdaɪm/ (Show IPA), 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.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a five-and-ten.

adjective

Cheap; paltry; second-rate: Dr Ruth is strictly a five-and-dime affair

noun

A variety store selling relatively cheap items; dime store (1908+)

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