A relentless pursuit to purchase a particular item, no matter what lengths or methods are required to secure it in the desired size and color. Includes sub-categories such as shoe jihad, jean jihad, etc.
"I don't care if they're sold out - I will not call off my shopping jihad until I find those Chanel flats in pink patent leather...size 9!"
The first baby born into a group of female friends. The use of the word "beta" implies that the arrival of this child will bring out a variety of friends' personalissues and test the strength of the bonds that hold the group together.
Friend #1: "Angie never has time to go out with us anymore. She was a lot more fun before she became a mom."
Friend #2: "Uh-oh, sounds like someone's resenting the beta baby."