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sample-slug

noun; compounding
One who goes into a chocolate store only to get free sample chocolate, with no intentions of making a purchase ('sample-slugs are bad for the business') because Godiva is a moderately expensive chocolate store, it often gives out free samples, and of course there are those people know who know about this and watch in for the samples. This word is referring to the type of person would comes into the store thinking 'I'm gonna get the sample and leave', and does that exactly. The human mind is sitting impatiently, waiting for any occasion to categorize things and people. If there is a specific group of people who do the same thing (for example, come into a store to get a sample and leave), then it is natural for us to label them. That is what's happened here.
 
I used to work in Godiva, and could always pick out the sample-slugs from a mile away.
Etymology : a compound analogy
Source : a friend reminiscing on her experiences
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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