white goods

plural noun

Definition of white goods

1a : 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

Examples of white goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sensing also expects that other sectors, such as white goods, will borrow a page from automotive manufacturers. Forbes, 1 June 2021 One danger is that curbs on property lending and development hit spending on goods more broadly, especially since spending on big consumer durables like white goods tends to move with housing. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 11 May 2021 For Fabio Wibmer though, once he's finished washing his clothes, white goods provide the perfect obstacle for his next trick. Ben Morse, CNN, 30 May 2020 The city will also implement a higher curbside collection fee for white goods like washers, dryers, and refrigerators, which will cost $25 each. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Jan. 2020 Perversely, this would harm Germany’s Bosch that manufacturers Siemens white goods under license. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 13 Jan. 2020 Even now more than six in 10 people will shop for white goods the traditional way—from a retail store. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, 19 Sep. 2019 Other consumer durables, like white goods, also show a hit in sales. Jayati Ghosh, Quartz India, 5 Aug. 2019 Weak property sales are damaging demand for white goods like refrigerators. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, 9 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of white goods

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“White goods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20goods. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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


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