Definition of white sale in English:

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white sale

Pronunciation: /(h)wīt sāl/


A store’s sale of household linens.
Example sentences
  • The desire to save - which marketers exploit by concocting ‘white sales’ and ‘blue-light specials’ - can also lead to wasteful spending.
  • An example of a white sale price is 20% of list price, but this varies widely.
  • The tradition of having white sales this month began in 1878 when Philadelphia's John Wanamaker discounted all the white linens in his department store.

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Syllabification: white sale

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