windowshopping

window-shop

[win-doh-shop]
verb (used without object), window-shopped, window-shopping.
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.
verb (used with object), window-shopped, window-shopping.
3.
to look at (merchandise) in the windows of stores without making any purchases: to window-shop shoes.

Origin:
1925–30

window-shopper, noun
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window-shop
 
vb , -shops, -shopping, -shopped
(intr) to look at goods in shop windows without buying them
 
'window-shopper
 
n
 
'window-shopping
 
n

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