Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a retail liquor store, specifically one in which only sealed containers may be sold for consumption off the premises.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere

Etymologies

From the US state laws of Connecticut and Georgia that declare that purchased liquor must be in a sealed container and/or removed from the premises in a bag or other package. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I swam at Forest Lake with the shady little man who ran the package store on the way to Ware and had fathered at least two kids without ever getting married.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

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