dry goods

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dry goods UK US noun [plural] COMMERCE
(UK products that do not contain liquid, for example, tea, sugar, and flour: »

Use canisters to protect your rice, flour, cereal, and other dry goods from going stale.

US products such as clothes, sheets, curtains, etc., rather than things such as food or tools: »

dry goods business/company/store

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • dry goods — dry ,goods noun plural 1. ) AMERICAN things made of cloth, for example sheets and curtains 2. ) BRITISH goods such as tea, coffee, and flour that contain no liquid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dry goods — dry′ goods n. pl. bus textile fabrics and related merchandise, as distinguished esp. from groceries and hardware • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

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  • dry goods — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cloth, clothes, yard goods, yardage, bolt goods, furnishings, textiles, fabrics, cloth materials. Dry goods include: woolens, woven goods, knit goods, worsted, rayon, acetate, Orlon (trademark), jersey, nylon, artificial silk …   English dictionary for students

  • dry goods — noun (plural) 1 goods such as tobacco, tea, coffee 2 AmE things that are made from cloth such as clothes, sheets, and curtains: a dry goods store …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry goods — N PLURAL Dry goods are cloth, thread, and other things that are sold at a draper s shop. [AM] (in BRIT, use , haberdashery) …   English dictionary

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