dry goods

plural noun
\ˈdrī-ˌgu̇dz \

Definition of dry goods 

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

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During the reinspection all dry goods were checked and a report was issued by the inspector indicating that no bugs of any kind were found, as well as no out-of-date food. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Tennessee parents upset by school's response after students find maggots in cafeteria food," 9 Sep. 2018 Penn State recommends sealing dry goods like cereal, pasta, rice, quinoa, flour, sugar, and pet food in sturdy, airtight containers to prevent silverfish from reaching these tempting food sources. 2. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "5 Ways to Get Rid of Silverfish," 25 July 2018 Penn State recommends sealing dry goods like cereal, pasta, rice, quinoa, flour, sugar, and pet food in sturdy, airtight containers to prevent silverfish from reaching these tempting food sources. 2. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways To Get Rid Of Silverfish," 27 July 2016 His father, Frank, and his mother, Sara, owned a farm and a dry goods store. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Frank Ramsey, First Among ‘Sixth Men’ in the N.B.A., Dies at 86," 8 July 2018 Goddard ended up running a shop selling dry goods, stationary and books up until her death on Aug. 12, 1816; her will freed her slave, Belinda, and left Goddard’s possessions to her. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Remembering the Woman Who 'Signed' the Declaration of Independence," 4 July 2018 The project additionally proposes adding a 173-square-foot car wash equipment room and a 430-square-foot storage room to store dry goods. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Planners approve cell trees, car wash, street upgrades," 12 June 2018 Peek-a-boo shelving runs in a U-shape above the open kitchen counter, high above the centerpiece of the action displaying select spices and dry goods. Kelly Dobkin, Bon Appetit, "The Well-Crafted Kitchen: Inside the New Momofuku Ko Bar," 5 June 2018 The association said stores on average have a 15-day supply of dry goods, but fresh food would run out or spoil before then. Washington Post, "Truckers’ strike leads to fuel shortages in Brazil," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of dry goods

1657, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for dry goods

dry goods

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dry goods

: 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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