slumpflation

noun
slump·​fla·​tion | \ ˌsləmp-ˈflā-shən How to pronounce slumpflation (audio) \

Definition of slumpflation

: a state or period of combined economic decline and rising inflation

First Known Use of slumpflation

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slumpflation

slump entry 2 + inflation

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“Slumpflation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slumpflation. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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