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thrifting

derivation; verb
To peruse thrift shops as an alternative to shopping in a mall. “Thrifting” is a word that came about during the start of the thrift shop craze, when people of average and above average means shopped at thrift stores and secondhand stores. This trend accompanied the “vintage” craze. It is a word that has undergone widening because people often use the word to describe the act of finding secondhand belongings, even if they are not bought in a thrift store.
 
“I need to go thrifting for a new plaid shirt this weekend.”
Etymology : Formed from adding derivational affix “-ing” to the noun thrift “fact or condition of thriving” from Middle English thriven “to thrive”
Source : friend, 10/13/2013
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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