nondurables

plural noun
non·​du·​ra·​bles | \ ˌnän-ˈdu̇r-ə-bəlz How to pronounce nondurables (audio) also -ˈdyu̇r- \

Definition of nondurables

: consumer goods (such as textiles, food, clothing, petroleum, and chemical products) that are only able to be used for a relatively short time before deteriorating or that are consumed in a single usage average household spending on nondurables

called also nondurable goods

First Known Use of nondurables

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondurables.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondurables. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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