1. women as sex objects.
|Whores Rhetorick 114: Let her Frenchifie her Commodities, or, (to avoid ribbaldry) her Merchandize, not with that Country Pox, but with hard names, and Je ne sçaiquois.|
|Long Wait (1954) 98: I’m not after merchandise, kid. I’m after information.|
|Meanwhile, Back at the Front (1962) 141: Hey [...] where’re you taking the merchandise?|
2. (US) constr. with the, the real thing, the ideal thing, the ideal person.
|More Fables in Sl. (1960) 171: The Young Man thought that Lutie was all the Merchandise.|
3. contraband liquor.
|It’s a Racket! 231: merchandise — Any form of contraband; liquor.|
|Runyon on Broadway (1954) 136: We load a thousand cases of very nice merchandise.‘The Lily of St. Pierre’ in|
|Pimp 39: He would bank roll our venture if I copped the merchandise.|
4. (drugs) drugs.
|Lang. Und. (1981).‘Lang. of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 2 in|
|Duke 111: ‘Would you like a shot?’ he said. ‘Naw, I just want the merchandise,’ I said.|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
|Collura (1978) 172: If you got merchandise to sell, I’m lookin’ to buy.|
|Airtight Willie and Me 65: She laid her suction cunt and a sawed off shotgun on a snot nose heistman [...] to rip off their merchandise.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 15: Merchandise — Drugs.|
5. a man, often a male prostitute, as a sex object.
|Queens’ Vernacular 111: a male prostitute [...] merchandise.|
|Maledicta IX 144: hey slip into [...] kit that shows off the merchandise and walk about on the bash, casually looking.|