dry goods

plural noun \ ˈdrī-ˌgu̇dz \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of dry goods

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

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First Known Use of dry goods

1657


DRY GOODS Defined for English Language Learners

dry goods

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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