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stop and frisk

noun
1.
a policy that permits a police officer to momentarily detain and pat down or search a person suspected of criminal activity, especially when suspected of concealing a weapon.
Also called stop, ask, and frisk; stop, question, and frisk.
Origin of stop and frisk
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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