ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-shoplifting (audio)
variants or less commonly antishoplifting
: serving to prevent or discourage shoplifting
an anti-shoplifting system
attached anti-shoplifting tags to the merchandise in the store

Examples of anti-shoplifting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In May, New York Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a multipronged anti-shoplifting program. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2023 Numerous cities and states, including California, Illinois, and Arizona, have created anti-shoplifting task forces, and other states, including Florida and North Carolina, have stiffened penalties for thieves who steal with the intent to resell. The Week Staff, The Week, 24 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-shoplifting was in 1920

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“Anti-shoplifting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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