drop-shipped; drop-shipping; drop-ships

transitive verb

: to ship (goods) from a manufacturer or wholesaler directly to a customer instead of to the retailer who took the order

intransitive verb

: to ship goods from a supplier directly to a customer
drop shipment noun

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of drop-ship was in 1926

Dictionary Entries Near drop-ship

Cite this Entry

“Drop-ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop-ship. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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