Definition of sticker shock
: astonishment and dismay experienced on being informed of a product's unexpectedly high price
Examples of sticker shock in a sentence
We left the store suffering severe sticker shock.
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STICKER SHOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sticker shock for English Language Learners
: a feeling of surprise and disappointment caused by learning that something you want to buy is very expensive
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