- (slang) merchandise
2007 February 15, Eric Wilson, “Babes in Label Land”:
- His playful point of view on youthful American sportswear, expressed in boxy mohair jackets with graphic resin bubble buttons and tomboy T-shirt dresses in superfine chiffon as bright as tangerine sorbet, is backed up with what stores would describe as the merch: easy scoop-neck cashmere sweaters in a mix of colors, lightweight T-shirts and sheared mink Army caps.
From Proto-Celtic *merkā (compare Cornish myrgh, mergh, Breton merc'h), from Proto-Indo-European *méri̯o (“boy, girl”) (compare Scottish Gaelic smarach (“lad”), Latin marītus (“husband”), Ancient Greek μεῖραξ (meîraks, “boy, girl”), Old Armenian մարի (mari)). Related to morwyn.
merch f (plural merched)
- girl, maiden
- Peidiwch â phoeni'r merched yn y babell nesa. — Don't pester the girls in the next tent.