Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere.

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  • noun Ireland, UK A shop selling alcohol for consumption only off the premises.

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  • noun a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere

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  • My other favourite shops . . . were the selling-out shops, now called off-licences, where women in headscarves took string bags to buy bottles of stout.
    Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (New York: Grove Press, 2011), p. 95.

    January 12, 2016