soft goods

plural noun

: goods that are not durable
used especially of textile products

Examples of soft goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sign up now About the offer Since 2001, Speck has been creating award-winning products ranging from phone cases to accessories to soft goods that integrate seamlessly into your lifestyle., 1 Nov. 2023 Not Knowing What Gear Should Be Rented and What to Bring From Home There are companies that rent out soft goods (jackets, gloves, pants), but in general, most ski tourists opt to rent their skis, boots, and poles from a rental shop and bring everything else from home. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 9 Apr. 2023 This resource, which defers to manufacturer guidelines, provides recommendations based on the product type: hard, non-porous items (like desks and appliances); soft goods (like mattresses and sofas); electronics; and items that can be laundered, like linens. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 June 2020 Wallace loves to tie in the purple hue on soft goods such as fabric and drapery; she’s also used the tones with lamps and wallpapers. Ryan Conner, Dallas News, 3 Mar. 2023 Threshold Black Throw Blanket, $26.99; Threshold Blue Throw Blanket, $22.49; Threshold Knit Lumbar Pillow, $22.49; Threshold Rattan Tray and Basket Storage becomes chic with these cute catchalls for paper, extra soft goods and more. Megan Stein, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2023 But Kahn was quickly sucked in, and 22 years later, in their fourth storefront and having expanded to sell paddleboards, skis, bikes, and recently more soft goods, Confluence is a staple of Denver paddlesports and specialty retail at-large. Ryan Wichelns, Outside Online, 11 July 2017 Outdoors Geek sells new and gently-used gear and soft goods, from Gregory and Marmot packs to Big Agnes tents and Exped sleeping pads. Jenny Wiegand, Outside Online, 16 Oct. 2017 With leftover space in the new building, Shapiro and his team brought in soft goods. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 15 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soft goods was in 1798

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Cite this Entry

“Soft goods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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soft goods

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