New words – 23 February 2015

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

showrooming

showroomingnounthe activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer

Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

[Salon (online general interest news and information) http://www.salon.com 27 September 2014]

jerktechadjectivedescribes controversial apps that allow people to sell things that do not belong to them, for example parking spots and restaurant reservations

BBCtrending: Should #jerktech apps exist?

[www.bbc.co.uk 15 July 2014]

Tesco taxnouna tax on large supermarkets

Some 19 other local authorities back a so-called ‘Tesco tax’ on big retailers, which could raise up to £400m a year.

[www.bbc.co.uk 26 July 2014]

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