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- (Britain) A small retail store, often in a residential area, that carries a limited selection of everyday items such as newspapers, sweets and stationery, and is open long hours for the convenience of shoppers.
1992, Robert Rankin, The Antipope, page 123:
- After six such encounters in tiny corner shops which normally complained that they were out of sugar, that the cornflakes were late in again and that they couldn't get tomato sauce for love nor money, the Captain, his head reeling, had staggered into the High Street off-licence.
- (UK): corner store, newsagent
- (American English): convenience store, c-store, 7-Eleven (genericized trademark)
- (Canada): corner store, convenience store, variety store, dépanneur (Quebec)
- (Australian English): corner store, milk bar,
- (New Zealand): dairy, superette, mini-market
small retail store — see convenience store