dress goods


noun(usually used with a plural verb)
  1. cloth or material for dresses.

Origin of dress goods

1
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Words Nearby dress goods

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How to use dress goods in a sentence

  • Mrs. Neverby and Mrs. Sampelle discovered sauntering along near a prominent counter strewn with rich woollen dress-goods.

  • dress goods—silk over $1.50 a square yard; cotton over 50 cents a square yard, and wool over $2 per square yard.

  • Satin stripes are frequent in madras, shirtings, and fancy dress goods in connection with plain and figured weaves.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • dress goods fall naturally into two distinct classes when regarded from the standpoint of fashion—staples and fancies.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Empress cloth was a staple in all well-regulated dress goods lines.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley