gray goods

gray goods

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:
1950–55

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Main Entry:  gray goods1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a collective term for computer equipment
Etymology:  based on the grayish color of many computers
Usage:  pl.
Main Entry:  gray goods2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any woven fabric just off the loom that has not yet been dyed or finished; also called greige, griege
Usage:  pl.
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