dry goods

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plural noun \ ˈdrī-ˌgu̇dz \

Definition of dry goods

:textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and notions as distinguished especially from hardware and groceries

First Known Use of dry goods

1657


DRY GOODS Defined for English Language Learners

dry goods

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noun

Definition of dry goods for English Language Learners

  • : items (such as tobacco, tea, and coffee) that do not contain liquid

  • : items made of cloth (such as fabrics, lace, and ribbon)



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