store-bought
adjective Date: 1905 store 2

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  • store-bought — [ stɔr ,bɔt ] adjective AMERICAN bought from a store, instead of being made at home …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • store-bought — [stôr′bôt΄] adj. Informal produced commercially and not homemade [store bought cookies] …   English World dictionary

  • store-bought — store′ bought adj. dial. commercially made rather than homemade …   From formal English to slang

  • store-bought — adjective purchased; not homemade my boughten clothes a store bought dress • Syn: ↑boughten • Similar to: ↑factory made * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • store-bought — /stawr bawt , stohr /, adj. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. commercially made rather than homemade. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • boughten store-bought — factory made factory made adj. made in a factory. Contrasted with {homemade}. [Narrower terms: {boughten, store bought ; {mass produced ] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • store — Synonyms and related words: Indian reservation, acceptation, acception, accommodate, accumulate, accumulation, acquiescence, afford, aggregate, amass, archives, armory, arsenal, assemble, assurance, assuredness, attic, backlog, bag, bank, bank on …   Moby Thesaurus

  • store — {{11}}store (n.) c.1300, that with which a household, camp, etc. is stored, from STORE (Cf. store) (v.). Sense of sufficient supply (of anything) is attested from late 15c. The meaning place where goods are kept for sale is first recorded 1721 in …   Etymology dictionary

  • bought — /bawt/, v. 1. pt. and pp. of buy. adj. 2. South Midland and Southern U.S. store bought. * * * …   Universalium

  • bought — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. purchased, procured, acquired, budgeted for, requisitioned, paid for, on order, to be delivered, contracted for, included in the purchase, store bought, ready made; see also acquired 1 , 2 , ordered 1 , ready made . Ant.… …   English dictionary for students

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