shoppings

shopping

[shop-ing]
noun
1.
the act of a person who shops.
2.
the facilities or merchandise available to those who shop: Chicago has good shopping.
adjective
3.
of, for, or pertaining to examining and buying merchandise: a shopping trip.

Origin:
1755–65; shop + -ing1, -ing2

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shopping (ˈʃɒpɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a number or collection of articles purchased
2.  the act or an instance of making purchases

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Word Origin & History

shop
c.1300, perhaps from O.E. scoppa "booth or shed for trade or work" (rare), related to scypen "cowshed," from P.Gmc. *skoppan "small additional structure" (cf. O.H.G. scopf "building without walls, porch," Ger. dial. Scopf "porch, cart-shed, barn," Ger. Schuppen "a shed"), from base *skupp-. But it's
likely that the M.E. word was acquired from O.Fr. eschoppe "booth, stall," which is a Gmc. loan-word from the same root. Meaning "schoolroom equipped for teaching vocational arts" is from 1914, Amer.Eng. Sense of "matters pertaining to one's trade" is from 1814 (as in to talk shop, 1860). Shopping cart is recorded from 1956; shopping list first attested 1913; transf. and fig. use is from 1959.

shop
1688, "to bring something to a shop, to expose for sale," from shop (n.). The meaning "to visit shops" is first attested 1764. Shop around is from 1922
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