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gray goods

plural noun
a woven fabric as it comes from the loom and before it has been submitted to the finishing process.
Also called greige, griege.
Origin of gray goods
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Above all, a comfortable dress of some gray goods, which fitted me pretty well.

    Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic Olive Thorne Miller
Contemporary definitions for gray goods

any woven fabric just off the loom that has not yet been dyed or finished; also called greige , griege

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