Definitions

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  • n. The process whereby a product marketer falsely purports to be a market researcher conducting a statistical survey, when in reality the "researcher" is attempting to solicit a donation.

Etymologies

From "Fund-Raising Under the Guise of research" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The tactic, known as "fundraising under the guise of research," or frugging, is discouraged as unethical by trade groups such as the Marketing Research Association.

    Newt Gingrich's financial empire shows his fundraising prowess

  • But it's a long journey, and before he confronts the renegade colonel, Willard must first face all manner of trippy imagery, including the American Air Cavalry strafing a Vietnamese village to the sound of amplified Wagner, Robert Duvall declaring that he loves "the smell of napalm in the morning", a riot triggered by frugging bunny-girls, a Californian surfer on LSD and Dennis Hopper as a madly babbling photojournalist.

    Apocalypse Now: No 1

  • Couples waltzing, then jitterbugging, then frugging, while the sounds of artillery fire from different wars all but drown out the music.

    London Theater Journal: A Dance to the Music of Time, Establishment-Style - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Another vintage clip from the same TV program, mit futuristic frugging auf Deutsch: Link.

    Boing Boing

  • This one was celebrated with joyous frugging in the pre-Star-Trek "space opera" Raumpatrouille ( "Space Patrol," 1965-1966).

    - Boing Boing

  • It shows that you're not afraid to admit you haven't played a frugging Castlevania game since the 80s.

    Upcoming Carnival of Gamers

  • There's lots of physical comedy: Hillary is an amusingly spastic dancer, frugging her heart out, while Bill has a languid, frat-boy lope that makes him look more Animal House than White House.

    A Song for Monica

  • Bobby was the heart of the line, the beginning and the ending of it, rocking back and forth to the beat and frugging and shrugging and clamming and jamming and beating the band.

    A Fine and Bitter Snow

  • A dash through "Street Life" gives the show some early pep, the lamé-clad go-go dancers frugging for all they're worth on raised podia behind the band, but the set soon bogs down in a few too many undistinguished numbers before "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" reminds us of how eerily individual and sonically revolutionary they once were.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • In Rob Ashford's revival of the 1968 musical "Promises, Promises," which opened on Sunday night at the Broadway Theater, the male members of the chorus demonstrate that wearing skinny suits needn't keep corporate executives from playing leap frog, turning cart wheels, bouncing off desks or frugging like, well, mad men.

    NYT > Home Page

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