Definition of white goods in English:

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white goods

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wīt ˌɡo͝odz/

plural noun

1Large electrical goods used domestically such as refrigerators and washing machines, typically white in color. Compare with brown goods.
Example sentences
  • Trade Appliances was started in 1988, with Fawsitt selling end-of-the-line white goods such as washing machines and cookers from the back of his van to the trade - hence the name.
  • Dixons is likely to echo the tough retail environment for brown and white goods and also for electronic items such as personal computers and mobile phones.
  • The price includes a pool, pool heater and white goods but does not include furniture.
2 archaic Domestic linen.

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