Fancy shop

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fancy shop a shop where fancy goods are sold
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceoppa, a treasury (influenced by O. Fr. eschoppe, a stall.)

Usage

In literature:

He stopped at the blacksmith's shop on his way home, and Mr. Corrigan, the blacksmith, seemed to take a great fancy to the gray.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
There is a shop in the town where there is a picture that Baby took a great fancy to the other day.
"The Adventures of Herr Baby" by Mrs. Molesworth
They entered shops and took what they fancied.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
Just fancy what a guy your big brother looked on Lexington street, where all the ladies here go shopping!
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
I could fancy I hear mice squeaking somewhere about the shop.
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann
I can hardly fancy you shopping.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
She tried to keep a notions shop For sale of fancy goods.
"Harper's Round Table, August 20, 1895" by Various
Remember, we have the butcher's shop as well as the pastrycook's in Nature, and I fancy the former is the larger establishment.
"The Call of the Town" by John Alexander Hammerton
I was about ready to give it up when I happened to notice a low, dim shop the shelves of which seemed filled with fancy bottles.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Fancy Ben out shopping with a lady!
"Ben Pepper" by Margaret Sidney
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In poetry:

In city shop a hat I saw
That to my fancy seemed to strike,
I gave my wage to buy the straw,
And make myself a one the like.
"The Hat" by Robert W Service

In news:

After a hunger-inducing day of yoga and shopping, we stopped by the ridiculously fancy Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom to buy ingredients: barley, leeks , mushrooms, and Parmesan.
It compiles manly city data such as the number of home improvement stores, steak houses and manly occupations per capita, and "girly" factors such as fancy shopping boutiques can bump cities down on the list.
KAREN F RICHARDS, the 43-year-old founder and president of Inkadinkado Inc, a manufacturer of fanciful rubber stamps, grabs a shopping cart and heads down the aisles of the Staples store in Brighton.
The social shopping site makes it possible for users to purchase "fancied" products and gear without leaving the site.
If people were felines, those fancy bath shops would go right out of business.
Birds and blokes will fancy this shop.
If you're still in the midst of holiday shopping, perhaps this will strike your fancy— today only, Amazon is giving customers a $50 discount on the Kindle Fire HD.
As NBCNews.com's science editor, Alan Boyle runs a virtual curiosity shop of the physical sciences and space exploration, plus paleontology, archaeology and other ologies that strike his fancy.
The clerks were standing around in the fancy lotion shop, pretending to look busy.
This isn't some fancy, over-the-top floral shop on wedding-crazed Miracle Mile.
We took them shopping for fancy Mariachi outfits.
Zoë Boutique on Fourth Avenue combines a fancy-designer, Rodeo Drive-like shop with a funky-hipster local art gallery, carrying exclusive brands by local designers and selling cool work by Tucson artists.
Located in an unassuming hideaway near a strip mall on Delmar Boulevard, Stan's Pawn Shop is about as fancy as it looks — which is to say, not at all.
And the owners of the Fancy New York shoe shop brought her in to reel in new business.
A report from England … Walking around one of Manchester's most prominent fancy dress shops recently I was horrified at the outfits it had to offer.
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