Definitions

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  • n. A convenience store.

Etymologies

supermarket and -ette (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Subsequent owners utilized the property as a "superette" and a piano studio.

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  • “See something you like?” he asks when he catches me staring; this is the vernacular of my school days, the dialect of Brooklyn kids, the kind of thing you have to know your audience to say, the kind of thing that brings you back to sneaking cigarette drags behind the superette on Avenue U.

    Vivian Rising

  • Either way, he still makes it in time to court the ladies at the superette.

    flou - French Word-A-Day

  • At the superette in our village, I saw this charming advertisement for a bed-and-breakfast.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The way they are carrying on there in our office, as they nonchalantly prepare their lunches of sopas or dried instant pasta bought from the nearest Colosso superette, turns into an exercise in applied linguistics.

    After All, This Is Mexico

  • This turned out to be a combination superette and counter restaurant serving Venezuelan specialties.

    In Pursuit of the Arepa

  • He circled the block and parked across the street from the little corner grocer that had expanded into a three-storefront superette.

    Sins of Two Fathers

  • We went down to the Pig Stand for a couple of catfish poboys, then walked across to the little superette, bought a cheap Styrofoam ice chest, ice, and enough Diet Coke, Charrnin, and sandwich stuff to last a couple of days.

    Little Girl Blue

  • Tonight's Winning Wheel ticket was sold at ASH's superette in Waitakere.

    ScreenTalk

  • They also bought alcohol and other items from a liquor store and superette in Tripoli Rd,

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

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  • This is what convenience stores were called in the 1930s.

    June 16, 2009

  • Such a silly word I'm inclined to like it.

    September 29, 2008

  • Yes, precisely. It's a tiny yet large store for buying groceries that are really more like snacks.

    Seriously, I never could figure out that place--although it was far more "ette" than "super."

    September 29, 2008

  • Isn't it like a convenience store? A mini-supermarket?

    September 27, 2008

  • What, exactly, is a "superette"?

    September 27, 2008

  • Hmm. Sounds . . . possible. *thinking*

    Note: See lecturette for the rest of the conversation. :-)

    September 26, 2008

  • A Kryptonian chorus girl, perhaps?

    September 26, 2008