bill of goods


a quantity or consignment of salable items, as an order, shipment, etc.
Informal. a misrepresented, fraudulent, or defective article.

Nearby words

  1. bill of adventure,
  2. bill of attainder,
  3. bill of entry,
  4. bill of exchange,
  5. bill of fare,
  6. bill of health,
  7. bill of indictment,
  8. bill of lading,
  9. bill of particulars,
  10. bill of quantities


    sell (someone) a bill of goods, to defraud or deceive someone: He sold me a bill of goods about that used car.

Origin of bill of goods

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019