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[maw-ling] /ˈmɔ lɪŋ/

the overbuilding of shopping malls in a region:
the malling of America.
the practice of frequenting malls to socialize or shop.


The shopping and social activity of visiting a mall: everyone in South Florida decided to go malling (late 1980s+)


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