variety store

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Noun[edit]

variety store (plural variety stores)

  1. (US) A shop where many small and inexpensive items can be bought.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Updike, Rabbit Is Rich:
      [] the enduring old variety store that sells out-of-town newspapers, warm unshelled peanuts, and dirty magazines for queers as well as straights.