denoting a deceptive method of selling, by which customers, attracted to a store by sale items, are told either that the advertised bargain item is out of stock or is inferior to a higher-priced item that is available.


an act or instance of such practice.

Nearby words

  1. baisa,
  2. baisakhi,
  3. bait,
  4. bait and switch,
  5. bait casting,
  6. baited,
  7. baitfish,
  8. baith,
  9. baiza,
  10. baize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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