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noun

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.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Also called stop, ask, and frisk; stop, question, and frisk .

Origin of stop and frisk

First recorded in 1960–65
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