1. drunk
   Mainly American use, from the temporary incapacitation.
   2. having copulated before marriage
   Such a woman, under former convention, would have become less desirable as a bride, and hence was described as damaged goods:
    That's the girl that was pure, not damaged goods, and the girl you'd want to be mother of your children. (McCourt, 1999)
   3. of criminal habits
   Those who used the adjective in this sense see villains acting because of the harm society is thought to have done to them rather than because of the harm they do to society:
    No one can be bad, only 'damaged'. (Daily Telegraph, 3 October 1995, reporting on the treatment of young criminals)

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