from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See five-and-ten.
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- n. A store selling inexpensive items.
- n. Two pair, composed of fives and tens.
- n. A five and a ten as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.
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There is a large-chain grocery store, the Big Y, some empty factory buildings, several old dark-brick school buildings, a five-and-dime, and a motley assortment of other drab storefronts.
I always bought more down at the five-and-dime, to restock the tin, but he never knew.
“Where he bought it in a five-and-dime Chinatown whorehouse,” said Benny, laughing.
On Washington Avenue, where clubs now pulse till dawn, stores used to sell whitefish and five-and-dime notions to gray-haired ladies like Mrs. Wallach.
In Shoes, Eva Meyer Mary MacLaren is a young woman working in a five-and-dime store.
The ones currently on this blog are so goddamned five-and-dime.
Mr. Walton built Wal-Mart from a five-and-dime store in the backwoods of Arkansas into a giant that eventually became the planet's largest retailer.
The storefronts — eateries, jewelers, mini-supermarkets, five-and-dime shops — were merely in need of new windows and paint jobs; they were in fact doing a brisk business.
If Priscilla's last name sounds familiar, it will more than likely be from jaunts made long ago to the neighborhood Woolworth's five-and-dime store.
After this experience, the whispered conversations I overheard between my parents and my friends about sit-ins at the F.W. Woolworth five-and-dime, police dogs being let loose on children and a rousing preacher "way down south" named Martin Luther King, Jr., made sense to me.