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soft goods

or softgoods

plural noun
1.
the subclass of nondurable goods as represented especially by textile products, as clothing, fabrics, and bedding.
Origin of soft goods
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • 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
  • For soft goods a whale measure is used, for any hard material a metal foot.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • The special goods made for overcoats are nearly all soft goods.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • We're dalers in soft goods, and obliged to tell lies in the way of bisnis.

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

    The Jucklins Opie Read
British Dictionary definitions for soft goods

soft goods

plural noun
1.
textile fabrics and related merchandise
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