Definition of dry goods in English:

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dry goods

plural noun

1Solid commodities traded in bulk, such as tea, sugar, and grain.
Example sentences
  • A Baltimore merchant, he opened a merchant house in London in 1838, trading in dry goods.
  • Flour, sugar, rice and other dry goods and plain biscuits were weighed out into brown paper bags.
  • On board are all the soft drinks, dry goods, goats and chickens, vegetables and building materials that are needed on the islands, and the mail of course.
2North American Drapery and haberdashery.
Example sentences
  • Thompson, whose ambivalence about Plummer continued to deepen, had at last received his missing cargo of dry goods and opened his store in Bannack.
  • It is a departmentalized retail institution offering a large variety of hard and soft goods, including home furnishings, household linens and dry goods, and apparel and accessories for men, women and children.
  • ‘Oh Mercedes,’ Izzy was saying, ‘I saw the most adorable bonnet in the dry goods store and I wanted you to tell me what you think of it!’

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