shopping cart


: a metal or plastic cart with four small wheels that is used for holding merchandise when shopping (as at a supermarket or department store)
… about the only amenities besides the jumbo-sized shopping carts are a few flatbed dollies to allow shoppers to get large appliances like refrigerators and washing machines to the cash register and then out to the parking lot.Jean Crichton
: a temporary record of items selected for eventual purchase from an online vendor's website
To set up shop on the Internet, you need a commerce-enabled Web site, which includes the electronic shopping cart; a connection to the credit card network; and finally, a merchant account …Tom Negrino
Delivery charges are the No. 1 reason shoppers abandon a virtual shopping cart, according to Jupiter Media Metrix. Every Internet shopper has a shipping-charge horror story.Ellen Neuborn

Examples of shopping cart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get your shopping carts ready: Amazon Prime Day is almost here! Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 July 2024 Deck, 42, used to walk around town with a shopping cart and wagon full of his possessions. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, 12 July 2024 Trust me, there’s no better way to ring in fall than with an online shopping cart packed with the best pumpkin, apple, caramel, and berry fragrances. Katie Decker-Jacoby, StyleCaster, 10 July 2024 As a shopping editor, gearing up for Amazon Prime Day means filling my own shopping cart with the best deals. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 10 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for shopping cart 

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shopping cart was in 1934

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“Shopping cart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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