Definition of white sale in English:

Share this entry

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.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.