bill of goods

noun phrase

Definition of bill of goods

1 : a consignment of merchandise
2 : something intentionally misrepresented : something passed off in a deception or fraud often used in the phrase sell a bill of goods

First Known Use of bill of goods

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About bill of goods

Time Traveler for bill of goods

Time Traveler

The first known use of bill of goods was in 1842

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bill of goods

bill of fare

bill of goods

bill of health

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bill of goods

Cite this Entry

“Bill of goods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bill%20of%20goods. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!