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window-shop

[win-doh-shop]
verb (used without object), win·dow-shopped, win·dow-shop·ping.
  1. to look at articles in the windows of stores without making any purchases.
  2. to examine or evaluate merchandise for possible purchase, use, etc.: Russian delegations are window-shopping in European factories.
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verb (used with object), win·dow-shopped, win·dow-shop·ping.
  1. to look at (merchandise) in the windows of stores without making any purchases: to window-shop shoes.
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Origin of window-shop

First recorded in 1925–30
Related formswin·dow-shop·per, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for window-shop

window-shop

verb -shops, -shopping or -shopped
  1. (intr) to look at goods in shop windows without buying them
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Derived Formswindow-shopper, nounwindow-shopping, noun
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