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malling

[maw-ling] /ˈmɔ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
the overbuilding of shopping malls in a region:
the malling of America.
2.
the practice of frequenting malls to socialize or shop.
Origin of malling
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80
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  • Mrs. malling fumbled her glasses out of her pocket and adjusted them on her nose.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • Mrs. malling loved her kitchen better than any part of the house.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • “Some one from Lakeville, I expect,” said Mrs. malling, making a guess.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • Mrs. malling hugged herself, and again began to rock slowly.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • Oh, my dear,” exclaimed Mrs. malling, “how you did startle me.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • Mrs. malling was right, Leslie Grey was not going to stay away.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • “Mistake––mistake, indeed,” Mrs. malling retorted, with all the scorn she was capable of.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • It was on the "gorgeous day," 30th October, that we went to malling Abbey.

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  • But suppose the rector of malling (I know nothing of him) should be an Evangelical?

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Slang definitions & phrases for malling

malling

noun

The shopping and social activity of visiting a mall: everyone in South Florida decided to go malling (late 1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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