white goods

plural noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of white goods

1 a : white fabrics especially of cotton or linen
b : articles (such as sheets, towels, or curtains) originally or typically made of white cloth
2 : major household appliances (such as stoves and refrigerators) that are typically finished in white enamel

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First Known Use of white goods

1807

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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  • : large pieces of household equipment (such as refrigerators and washing machines)


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