New words – 2 June 2014

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog


shop and friskidioman occasion when a shopper who just make a high-cost purchase is stopped and questioned by a police officer

That discomfort and the fear of what has been called ‘stop and frisk’ sometimes keeps [fashion writer Clair] Somers at home, where she says she can always shop online.

[NPR: All Things Considered (US news and public affairs) 30 October 2013]

Jay Z, Barney’s, and the Shop-and-Frisk Problem

[New Yorker Blog: Currency (US business news, headline) 16 December 2013]

social supermarketnouna supermarket intended for people living in poverty where cut-price food is sold. The food is cheap because it has damaged packaging or incorrect labelling.

Britain’s first ‘social supermarket’ opens its doors on Monday, offering shoppers on the verge of food poverty the chance to buy food and drink for up to 70 percent less than normal high-street prices

[ 09 December 2013]


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