ETYM Old Eng. shoppe, schoppe, as. sceoppa a treasury, a storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, lg. schup a shed, German schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, Old High Germ. scopf.
A mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; SYN. store.
1. To do one's shopping.
2. To shop around; not necessarily buying; SYN. browse.