Shop is often used adjectively or in composition; as, shop rent, or shop-rent; shop thief, or shop-thief; shop window, or shop-window, etc. To smell of the shop, to indicate too distinctively one's occupation or profession. To talk shop, to make one's business the topic of social conversation; also, to use the phrases peculiar to one's employment.
Synonyms: Store, warehouse. See Store.
Origin: OE. Shoppe, schoppe, AS. Sceoppa a treasury, a storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, LG. Schup a shed, G. Schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, OHG. Scopf.
(01 Mar 1998)
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