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merchandise (n.)

mid-13c., marchaundise, "trading, commerce, action or business of buying and selling goods or commodities for profit;" mid-14c., "commodities of commerce; wares, movable objects, and articles for sale or trade," from Anglo-French marchaundise, Old French marcheandise "goods, merchandise; trade, business" (12c.), from marchaunt "merchant" (see merchant). The plural had become obsolete in English by late 19c.

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Definitions of merchandise from WordNet
1
merchandise (v.)
engage in the trade of;
Synonyms: trade
2
merchandise (n.)
commodities offered for sale;
good business depends on having good merchandise
Synonyms: ware / product
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