stop and frisk


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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Also called stop, ask, and frisk; stop, question, and frisk.

Origin of stop and frisk

First recorded in 1960–65

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