nonfood

noun
non·​food | \ˌnän-ˈfüd \

Definition of nonfood 

: something that is not food usually used before another noun nonfood productsBecause hypermarkets charge higher prices for nonfood items, they can cut prices on groceries.— Annetta Miller

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Rental costs, a component of nonfood prices, rose 2.6% in September, the statistics bureau said. WSJ, "Chinese Consumers Feel More Pain Than Official Data Suggests," 16 Oct. 2018 In the past year, sales of in-house labels of food and nonfood goods at brick-and-mortar stores grew more than 4 percent, while sales of name brands were flat, according to data from Nielsen’s Total Food View research. New York Times, "Amazon, the Brand Buster," 23 June 2018 Money for bioenergy technologies have gone to research renewable fuels from nonfood sources. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research," 1 Feb. 2018 Money for bioenergy technologies have gone to research renewable fuels from nonfood sources. Author: Steven Mufson, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels," 1 Feb. 2018 Money for bioenergy technologies have gone to research renewable fuels from nonfood sources. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research," 1 Feb. 2018 Money for bioenergy technologies have gone to research renewable fuels from nonfood sources. Author: Steven Mufson, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels," 1 Feb. 2018 Money for bioenergy technologies have gone to research renewable fuels from nonfood sources. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research," 1 Feb. 2018 Money for bioenergy technologies have gone to research renewable fuels from nonfood sources. Author: Steven Mufson, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nonfood

1902, in the meaning defined above

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