Etymology
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shoplifting (n.)

"pilfering of goods from a shop," 1690s; see shoplifter.

updated on November 13, 2020

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Definitions of shoplifting from WordNet

shoplifting (n.)
the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store;
shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting
Synonyms: shrinkage
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