drygoods


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Noun1.drygoods - textiles or clothing and related merchandise
commodity, trade good, good - articles of commerce
men's furnishings, haberdashery - the drygoods sold by a haberdasher
household linen, white goods - drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
References in classic literature ?
Groceries, toy-shops, drygoods stores, with their immense panes of plate-glass, their gorgeous fixtures, their vast and complete assortments of merchandise, in which fortunes had been invested; and those noble mirrors at the farther end of each establishment, doubling all this wealth by a brightly burnished vista of unrealities
This was the best store we had come across yet; it had everything in it, in small quantities, from anvils and drygoods all the way down to fish and pinchbeck jewelry.
There was empty drygoods boxes under the awnings, and loafers roosting on them all day long, whittling them with their Barlow knives; and chawing tobacco, and gaping and yawning and stretching -- a mighty ornery lot.
He had by this time climbed up from his bottle-washing to be a clerk in a drygoods store in Washington; but he was still poor and as unpractical as most in- ventors.
If you ever perceive a man setting up as a merchant or a manufacturer, or going into the cotton or tobacco trade, or any of those eccentric pursuits; or getting to be a drygoods dealer, or soap-boiler, or something of that kind; or pretending to be a lawyer, or a blacksmith, or a physician -- any thing out of the usual way -- you may set him down at once as a genius, and then, according to the rule-of-three, he's an ass.
I started a drygoods store on Market Square, and I prospered well.
It was his idea that I was at a loose end, and that he would do me a good turn by offering me a clerkship in a drygoods store.