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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But those might be the second and third-worst things in the governor’s shopping list. Kyle Whitmire, al, 28 Mar. 2023 Pauline Doty, 74, consults her shopping list. Safia Samee Ali, NBC News, 1 Feb. 2023 Prefer the full shopping list? Jennifer Nickle, Men's Health, 5 Jan. 2023 That is, goods on the empire’s shopping list. Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2022 Got an auto enthusiast on your shopping list? Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 15 Nov. 2022 New pair of sneakers on your shopping list? Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2023 Who could be on Celtics’ shopping list? Gary Washburn,, 14 Jan. 2023 Maybe enough for the Kings to add a goaltender to their shopping list, along with a brawny, left-handed shooting defenseman. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shopping list was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Shopping list.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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