showroom verb to examine and research a product in a shop before buying it more cheaply online
The showrooming trend might sound like a retailer’s worst nightmare, requiring not only that the retailer offers the best showroom experience, but also offers the best value (price, conditions and service) […]
[http://socialcommercetoday.com 5 Jan 2012]
thrifter noun a person who shops only at discount stores and thrift shops selling secondhand goods
New ‘resale’ shops have been booming. […] Hard times have brought in hordes of new ‘thrifters’ – one in six adults now shops at the stores.
[AARP Bulletin (monthly over-50s newspaper) Jan. 2012]
tycoon tax noun a minimum rate of tax for millionaires
A new “tycoon tax” will force wealthy people to hand over at least a quarter of their income to the Treasury, after George Osborne abolished excessive use of tax reliefs.
[www.telegraph.co.uk 21 March 2012]
woopies plural noun informal well-off older people
Ten years ago the new breed of telescopes cost around £700 and the first users of this new wave of instruments tended to be retired men and women – ‘woopies’ or well-off old people.
[The Observer (UK broadsheet) 22 Jan 2012]
2 thoughts on “New words – 6 August 2012”
My mother has often used the word
she uses it when referring to her daughter whilst bargain hunting
The problem with “woopies” is that we already have “whoopee” and “making whoopee.” How about ROF’s, for Rich Old Folks?