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  1. a window used for display of merchandise.
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Origin of shopwindow

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at shop, window
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Examples from the Web for shop-window

Historical Examples of shop-window

  • And the shop-window at her side seemed to display the same felicity.

    The Fat and the Thin

    Emile Zola

  • 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

Word Origin and History for shop-window


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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper