verb (used without object), mer·chan·dised, mer·chan·dis·ing.
verb (used with object), mer·chan·dised, mer·chan·dis·ing.
- mercer island,
Origin of merchandise
noun (ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪs, -ˌdaɪz)
Word Origin for merchandise
1590s, agent noun from merchandise (v.).
mid-13c., "trading, commerce;" mid-14c., "commodities of commerce, wares, articles for sale or trade," from Anglo-French marchaundise, Old French marcheandise "goods, merchandise; trade, business" (12c.), from marchaunt "merchant" (see merchant).