merchandise Definition

  • 1goods to be bought and sold
  • 2commercial products or commodities

Using merchandise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "merchandise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The store sells a wide range of merchandise.

  • Example

    The company's merchandise includes clothing, accessories, and home decor.

  • Example

    The concert merchandise was sold out within hours.

  • Example

    The merchandise is of high quality and affordable price.

merchandise Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for merchandise

Phrases with merchandise

  • products that are licensed and authorized by the owner of a brand or intellectual property


    The official merchandise for the movie includes T-shirts, posters, and action figures.

  • souvenirs or products that are typically associated with a particular place or location


    The gift shop offers a variety of tourist merchandise, such as postcards, magnets, and keychains.

  • products that are related to sports teams or events, such as jerseys, hats, and memorabilia


    The sports store has a large selection of sports merchandise for fans of all ages.

Origins of merchandise

from Old French 'merchandise', meaning 'goods, wares, merchandise'


Summary: merchandise in Brief

The term 'merchandise' [ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪz] refers to goods or commercial products that are intended to be bought and sold. It encompasses a wide range of items, from clothing and accessories to souvenirs and memorabilia. Examples include 'The store sells a wide range of merchandise.' and 'The concert merchandise was sold out within hours.' Phrases like 'official merchandise' and 'tourist merchandise' denote licensed and location-specific products, respectively.

How do native speakers use this expression?