sticker shock

noun

Definition of sticker shock

  1. :  astonishment and dismay experienced on being informed of a product's unexpectedly high price

Examples of sticker shock in a sentence

  1. We left the store suffering severe sticker shock.

1981

First Known Use of sticker shock

1981


STICKER SHOCK Defined for English Language Learners

sticker shock

noun

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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