[ shop-win-doh ]

  1. a window used for display of merchandise.

Origin of shopwindow

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at shop, window Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shopwindow in a sentence

  • Relief agencies need to be able to "sell" a disaster to donors; TV reports are their shop window.

    The Untold Disaster | Jonathan Miller | August 15, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • But at the instant I caught a sight of my counterfeit presentment in a shop window, and veiled my haughty crest.

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • I bought it out of a shop window those two knowing ones pass twice every day of their lives.

  • Somehow, they both looked very young as they stood outside the shop window, gazing back at the marvellous display within.

    Red Pepper Burns | Grace S. Richmond
  • In almost every shop window was a placard similar to the one in the bank.

    Tom Slade with the Colors | Percy K. Fitzhugh