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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Use them for writing notes and addresses and shopping lists. Ross Mccammon, Popular Mechanics, "This Is the $2 Pen That Got Me into Fountain Pens," 5 Dec. 2018 Once matched up, the designer will work with you through a 30-minute phone call or messaging to review concepts, shopping lists, and styling tips. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Wayfair Just Launched an Online Interior Design Service That'll Change Your Life," 21 Sep. 2018 For a detailed schedule, take your appetite and shopping list to Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Grabbing the last of summer fun of Milwaukee, one day at a time," 24 Aug. 2017 Organizing your shopping list can smooth out your grocery shopping experience and make shopping and cooking more efficient. Sarah Haan, Woman's Day, "4 Steps to a Healthy Grocery List," 15 Feb. 2011 Work with the system, and don't leave your destiny—or your shopping list—to chance. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Gifts for Your Horoscope-Obsessed Friend by Astrological Sign," 13 Dec. 2018 From high-speed chargers and color sensors to travel kits and wireless cameras, this list is bound to have something for that tech fanatic on your shopping list. Popular Mechanics, "All of These Gadgets Are an Extra 20% Off for Cyber Monday," 26 Nov. 2018 On the downside, FoodKick offered just 13 of the 20 items on my shopping list. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Checking Out New York’s Online Grocery Stores and All Their Trimmings," 20 Nov. 2018 When shopping lists and ballots are no longer intertwined. Ron Grossman,, "Even Socrates may have mourned the closing of Toys R Us," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of shopping list

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shopping list was in 1852

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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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to gather or build up little by little

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