[ shop ]
/ ʃɒp /


shop (used chiefly for quaint effect).

Nearby words

  1. shophar,
  2. shopkeeper,
  3. shoplift,
  4. shoplifter,
  5. shoplifting,
  6. shopper,
  7. shopping,
  8. shopping bag,
  9. shopping bag lady,
  10. shopping basket

Origin of shoppe

deliberately archaized spelling Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shoppe

  • A young man—Mr. Shoppe—is occupied in flying low over the gun that is bombarding Dunkirk in order to take a photograph of it.

Word Origin and History for shoppe



one of several Middle English variations of shop (n.). It appears in Chaucer. Noted by 1918 as an antiquarian affectation in U.S. commercial establishments.

I admit that the name is against it. As a matter of fact, 732 Eighth Avenue is nothing more nor less than a good old-fashioned midnight lunch-room camouflaged by a flossy title. [Helen Worden Erskine, "The Real New York," 1933]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper