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household effects

plural noun
  1. privately owned goods consisting chiefly of furniture, appliances, etc., for keeping house.
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Origin of household effects

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called household goods.
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Examples from the Web for household-goods

Historical Examples

  • It was a household-goods shop, and here we looked at dishes first.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires

    Walter Prichard Eaton