window-shop

[ win-doh-shop ]
/ ˈwɪn doʊˌʃɒp /
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verb (used without object), win·dow-shopped, win·dow-shop·ping.

to look at articles in the windows of stores without making any purchases.
to examine or evaluate merchandise for possible purchase, use, etc.: Russian delegations are window-shopping in European factories.

verb (used with object), win·dow-shopped, win·dow-shop·ping.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM window-shop

window-shopper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for window-shop

window-shop

verb -shops, -shopping or -shopped

(intr) to look at goods in shop windows without buying them

Derived forms of window-shop

window-shopper, nounwindow-shopping, noun
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