shopping list


Definition of shopping list

: a list of items to be purchased broadly : a list of related items the biggest possible shopping list of budget cuts — Leonard Silk

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That’s not to say Honeycrisp is the only apple dominating shopping lists. Amy Thomas,, "All about apples: Nearly everything you never really knew," 17 Sep. 2019 Gather all of the leftover supplies, glean from that, then make your shopping list. Jennifer Folsom, NBC News, "6 ways to make the back-to-school transition easier for working moms," 30 Aug. 2019 So, the short-term shopping list, for various reasons, looks like this: celery, mustard greens, dill, rhubarb, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, spinach and arugula. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Now is the time to get Southcentral Alaska produce - before the frost does," 12 Sep. 2019 Broadband Internet access probably isn’t on your back-to-school shopping list, because three-quarters of US households are already wired. Hiawatha Bray,, "Back to school: Internet access is essential these days, and yes, there are affordable options," 3 Sep. 2019 On the day of the initiation, John was given a shopping list: candles, bug spray, a kola nut (a caffeinated nut native to West Africa), razor blades, and 10,000 Nigerian naira (around thirty dollars)—his bamming fee. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, "The Black Axe," 19 Aug. 2019 Fate's shopping list for the new year includes paying for cybersecurity at City Hall, park maintenance, a tornado warning system and drainage, Kovacs explains. Dallas News, "Is your government running up the score in the last days of the old property tax law by raising taxes?," 16 Aug. 2019 In a hostel three girls were learning how to prepare a shopping list, buy the ingredients from a local supermarket and then cook it for lunch. The Economist, "Helping people with learning disabilities into jobs," 18 July 2019 At long last, Amazon has made collaborative wish lists and shopping lists available to everyone. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Anyone with an Amazon account can now make a collaborative wish list," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of shopping list

1852, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shopping list

: a list of things to be bought at a shop or store
: a long list of related things

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