Definition of corner store in US English:

corner store

noun

North American
  • A small store selling groceries and a limited range of household goods in a mainly residential area.

    ‘I bought a carton of milk at the corner store’
    • ‘People seem to take pride in what they wear every day, whether it's at the office, the gym or simply when picking up a six-pack at the corner store.’
    • ‘I had made a trip down to the corner store for the newspaper but decided to keep going.’
    • ‘In summer, look for a kaleidoscope of locally-grown cut flowers most anywhere: from traditional florists shops, to grocery floral departments, to corner stores or country roadside stands.’
    • ‘She made her way to the corner store four blocks from her house.’
    • ‘This last-resort apparel could be worn when going to the corner store or when throwing the football around with your buddies in the backyard.’
    • ‘She stops by the corner store to pick up a few things and gives a much-deserved scolding to a young kid caught shoplifting.’
    • ‘I can walk to the corner store.’
    • ‘At a corner store or supermarket, ask your butcher where the meat comes from and how the animals were raised.’
    • ‘What was once a summertime treat can now be purchased at the corner store and enjoyed at home with the family, all year 'round.’
    • ‘Everyone from the corner store to the multinational firm, it seems, is trying to get in on the action.’