convenience store

English

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Etymology

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convenience +‎ store

Noun

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convenience store (plural convenience stores)

  1. A small retail store, often in a residential area, that carries a limited selection of items such as staples, junk food, and drugstore items, and which is open long hours for the convenience of shoppers.
    Synonyms: (New York City) bodega, (UK) corner shop, (Canada) corner store, (Canada) dépanneur, (Japan) konbini, minimarket, (Cincinnati) pony keg, (Philippines) sari-sari store, (New Zealand, South Africa) superette
    Hyponyms: 7-Eleven, Paki shop
    • 1996, Eric Bogosian, SubUrbia (motion picture), spoken by Nazeer Choudhury (Ajay Naidu):
      Ah, that's nice. They have many convenience stores there for you to stand in front of.

Descendants

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  • Japanese: コンビニエンスストア (konbiniensu sutoa)

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