Mom-and-pop



[mom-uh n-pop] /ˈmɒm ənˈpɒp/

adjective
1.
of or relating to a small retail business, usually owned and operated by members of a family:
a mom-and-pop grocery.
2.
of or indicating something, as an enterprise, investment, or project, that is independent, small in scope, and modestly financed.
noun, plural mom-and-pops.
3.
a small-scale, owner-operated business.

adjective

Run by a couple or a family; small-scale: still seem wedded to the ”mom and pop store,” small-business approach/ All kinds of neighborhoods have them, mom-and-pop stores, laundromats/ The constitution says nothing about a mom and pop presidency (1951+)

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