Definitions

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  • n. The continuous rise in the price of food which is higher than the general inflation level.

Etymologies

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Blend of food and inflation.

Examples

  • Recently, journalists have created blends labeling various types of inflation, including foodflation ` the increasing cost of food, 'kidflation ` the increasing cost of the things kids buy and do,' mediaflation ` the increasing cost of advertising in the media, 'oilflation ` inflation caused by the high price of imported oil,' and taxflation ` the increase in taxes that occurs as inflation pushes one into a higher tax bracket. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3

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