Etymology
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shopping (n.)

1764, "act or practice of visiting shops," verbal noun from shop (v.). Meaning "goods that have been purchased" is from 1934. Shopping bag attested from 1886; shopping list from 1913.

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Definitions of shopping

shopping (n.)
searching for or buying goods or services;
does her shopping at the mall rather than down town
went shopping for a reliable plumber
shopping (n.)
the commodities purchased from stores;
women carrying home shopping didn't give me a second glance
she loaded her shopping into the car
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