variety store definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a retail store that sells a wide variety of relatively small and inexpensive items
variety store definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A retail store that carries a large variety of usually inexpensive merchandise.
variety store - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A retail establishment that offers a wide assortment of inexpensive and frequently purchased merchandise, including health and personal care items, candy, boxed or packaged food, and housewares. A single-price store is an example of a variety store.
variety store - Phrases/Idioms
A retail shop that carries a large selection of usually inexpensive merchandise, as in What this town needs is a good variety store. [Second half of 1700s]