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soft goods

or softgoods

plural noun
the subclass of nondurable goods as represented especially by textile products, as clothing, fabrics, and bedding.
Origin of soft goods
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The special goods made for overcoats are nearly all soft goods.


    William H. Dooley
  • For soft goods a whale measure is used, for any hard material a metal foot.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • All edibles had been removed by the Boers; there only remained what we believe the trade terms hard and soft goods.

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer
  • We're dalers in soft goods, and obliged to tell lies in the way of bisnis.

  • Muslin and soft goods everywhere and nine chances to one there ain't a gun in the house.

    The Jucklins Opie Read
  • One year he is a wine-merchant; the next he deals in soft goods; and the year after he becomes an auctioneer.

    Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
British Dictionary definitions for soft goods

soft goods

plural noun
textile fabrics and related merchandise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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