merchandize

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

merchandize (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of merchandise
    • 1745, Guy Miege, The Present State of Great Britain, and Ireland (page 443)
      [T]he Bay of Galway [is] so well seated for Merchandize, that it has been lookd on as the greatest Place of Trade in all Ireland; insomuch that a forane Merchant meeting an Irishman, asked him in what Part of Galway Ireland stood?
    • 1854, Henry A. Stern, Dawnings of Light in the East[1], page 46:
      They have their stored booths in every bazaar, occupy all the principal caravanseries with their merchandize, and entirely control the business of bankerage and monopolies.

Verb[edit]

merchandize (third-person singular simple present merchandizes, present participle merchandizing, simple past and past participle merchandized)

  1. (US) Alternative spelling of merchandise; to engage in selling of merchandise.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is commonly proscribed as a spelling error of merchandise despite its prevalence.
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