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  • n. Alternative spelling of dime store.


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  • See: Nickel and Dimed.

    April 1, 2009

  • The concept of the variety store originated with the five and ten, or nickel and dime, or five and dime, or dimestore, a store where everything cost either five cents (a nickel) or ten cents (a dime). The originator of the concept may be Woolworths, which began in 1878 in Watertown, New York. Other five and tens that existed in the USA included W.T. Grant, J.J. Newberry's, McCrory's, Kresge, McClellan's, and Ben Franklin Stores.,/i>


    February 1, 2008