Definition of sticker shock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sticker shock

BrE BrE//ˈstɪkə ʃɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪkər ʃɑːk//
[uncountable] (North American English)
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the unpleasant feeling that people experience when they find that something is much more expensive than they expected
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sticker shock