window-shop

verb
win·​dow-shop | \ ˈwin-dō-ˌshäp How to pronounce window-shop (audio) , -də- \
window-shopped; window-shopping; window-shops

Definition of window-shop

intransitive verb

: to look at the displays in retail store windows without going inside the stores to make purchases

Other Words from window-shop

window-shopper noun

First Known Use of window-shop

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of window-shop was in 1890

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“Window-shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/window-shop. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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window-shop

verb

English Language Learners Definition of window-shop

: to walk in front of stores and look at the products displayed in the windows without buying anything

More from Merriam-Webster on window-shop

Nglish: Translation of window-shop for Spanish Speakers

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