New words – 21 July 2014

creps

crep noun slang (teenage slang for) a shoe

I’m going to get some fresh creps.

[Heard in conversation 04 January 2014]

 

 

de-shopping noun the practice of buying something, usually a garment, and then returning it to the shop after one use only

‘Showrooming’ and ‘de-shopping’ are nothing to be proud of – or laugh about. High-street shops of all sizes are fragile. We will miss them if they go.

[www.telegraph.co.uk 07 January 2014]

size inflation noun the increase in the size of clothing sizes

Larger mannequins are being introduced into clothes shops and ‘size inflation’ means that clothes with the same size label have become larger in recent decades.

[www.bbc.co.uk 27 March 2014]

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