- privately owned goods consisting chiefly of furniture, appliances, etc., for keeping house.
Compare personal effects.
Origin of household effects
First recorded in 1890–95
Also called household goods.
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Examples from the Web for household-goods
It was a household-goods shop, and here we looked at dishes first.The Idyl of Twin Fires
Walter Prichard Eaton