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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.
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Origin of stop and frisk

First recorded in 1960–65
Also called stop, ask, and frisk; stop, question, and frisk.
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