damaged goods

plural noun

Definition of damaged goods

: a person considered to be flawed or spoiled in character, efficiency, or worth

First Known Use of damaged goods

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of damaged goods was in 1807

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“Damaged goods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damaged%20goods. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of damaged goods

: products that are broken, cracked, scratched, etc.
informal : a person who is considered to be no longer desirable or valuable because of something that has happened : a person whose reputation is damaged

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