consumer goods


plural noun Economics.

goods that are ready for consumption in satisfaction of human wants, as clothing or food, and are not utilized in any further production (contrasted with capital goods).

Nearby words

  1. consumedly,
  2. consumer,
  3. consumer advocate,
  4. consumer credit,
  5. consumer durable,
  6. consumer packaged goods,
  7. consumer price index,
  8. consumer product safety commission,
  9. consumer strike,
  10. consumer terrorism

Origin of consumer goods

First recorded in 1885–90

Also called consumption goods.

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British Dictionary definitions for consumer goods

consumer goods

pl n

goods that satisfy personal needs rather than those required for the production of other goods or servicesCompare capital goods
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Culture definitions for consumer goods

consumer goods

Goods, such as food and clothing, that satisfy human wants through their consumption or use. (Compare capital goods.)

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