Definition of F W Woolworth from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


F W Woolworth

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Frank Winfield Woolworth (1852-1919) a US businessman, the son of a poor farmer, who began the group of five-and-ten shops/stores named after him. The first was opened in 1879 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and when he died, there were more than 1 000. see also Woolworth Building