white goods
noun plural Date: circa 1871 1. a. white fabrics especially of cotton or linen b. articles (as sheets, towels, or curtains) originally or typically made of white cloth 2. major household appliances (as stoves and refrigerators) that are typically finished in white enamel

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  • white goods — ➔ goods * * * white goods UK US noun [plural] COMMERCE ► large electrical goods for homes, for example, cookers and washing machines: »Sales of white goods, have started to slow. → Compare BROWN GOODS(Cf. ↑brown good …   Financial and business terms

  • white goods — white′ goods n. pl. 1) household goods, as bed sheets and towels, formerly white but now often colored 2) bleached goods, esp. cotton or linen fabrics 3) large household appliances, as refrigerators, that are often finished in white • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • white goods — n [plural] BrE equipment used in the home, for example washing machines and ↑refrigerators →↑brown goods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • white goods — white ,goods noun plural BUSINESS large pieces of electrical equipment used in people s homes, for example washing machines and refrigerators …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • white goods — ☆ white goods n. [from their typical color] 1. household linens, as sheets, pillowcases, towels, etc. 2. large household appliances, as refrigerators, stoves, etc …   English World dictionary

  • white goods — noun 1. large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑home appliance, ↑household appliance • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • white goods — noun domestic appliances that are mostly electric in composition At one time major appliances (white goods), washer, dryer, and refrigerator stores would last more than 20 years. See Also: brown goods …   Wiktionary

  • white goods — N PLURAL People in business sometimes refer to fridges, washing machines, and other large pieces of electrical household equipment as white goods …   English dictionary

  • white goods — Synonyms and related words: appliances, brassware, chinaware, clayware, copperware, dinnerware, dry goods, durable goods, durables, earthenware, enamelware, fixtures, flatware, glassware, graniteware, hard goods, hardware, hollow ware,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • white goods — 1. household goods, as bed sheets, tablecloths, and towels, formerly bleached and finished in white but now often patterned and colored. 2. bleached goods, esp. cotton or linen fabrics. 3. large household appliances, as refrigerators, stoves, and …   Universalium

  • white goods — A class of consumer durables that includes washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, tumble dryers, deep freezers, and cookers; they are so named because they are usually finished in white enamel paint, although browns and other colours are… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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