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shop-bought

adjective
     
shop-bought British English
bought in a shop, rather than made at home [= store-bought American English; ≠ homemade]:
Why buy shop-bought yoghurt when you can easily make your own?
Home-made marzipan has a better flavour than most shop-bought varieties.

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