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[shop-win-doh] /ˈʃɒpˌwɪn doʊ/
a window used for display of merchandise.
Origin of shopwindow
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at shop, window Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And the shop-window at her side seemed to display the same felicity.

  • He caught a glimpse of his figure in the mirror of a shop-window.

  • At that moment the baker-woman glanced out of her shop-window.

    Sara Crewe Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • We put them into the shop-window, and they become “soiled goods.”

  • Turning from his companions while they conversed, he looked into a shop-window.

    Blue Lights R.M. Ballantyne
  • I chose it in the shop-window there at the corner while I was waiting.

    Beatrice Leigh at College

    Julia Augusta Schwartz
  • He fancied that he had seen something like it in a shop-window.

    The Water-Babies Charles Kingsley
  • Benjamin of Piccadilly has got it in his shop-window, and I've set my heart on it.

    The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
  • Both stopped at a shop-window to examine some articles which were exhibited there.

    Timothy Crump's Ward Horatio Alger
  • Then, going to the shop-window in which his sketches had been exhibited, he saw that they were gone.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Word Origin and History for shop-window

mid-15c., from shop (n.) + window (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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