An example of retail is a store in the shopping mall like Sears or Old Navy.
An example of retail is selling shirts to customers in a clothing store.
A retail broker, retail lending.
Books that retail at a dollar.
She works in retail.
I never pay retail for clothes.
- Directly to the consumer at retail prices.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of retail
- Middle English from Anglo-Norman variant of Old French piece cut off from retaillier to cut up re- re- tailler to cut tailor
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the Old French verb retaillier.