window–shop

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verb win·dow–shop \ˈwin-dō-ˌshäp, -də-\

Definition of window–shop

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to look at the displays in retail store windows without going inside the stores to make purchases

window–shopper

noun

First Known Use of window–shop

1922




WINDOW–SHOP Defined for English Language Learners

window-shop

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Definition of window–shop for English Language Learners

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


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