- white goods
- N-PLURALPeople in business sometimes refer to fridges, washing machines, and other large pieces of electrical household equipment as white goods.
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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 — 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