white goods

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plural noun
  1. household goods, as bed sheets, tablecloths, and towels, formerly bleached and finished in white but now often patterned and colored.

  2. bleached goods, especially cotton or linen fabrics.

  1. large household appliances, as refrigerators, stoves, and washing machines.

  2. alcoholic liquors that are manufactured without color, as vodka, gin, and tequila.

Origin of white goods

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby white goods

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How to use white goods in a sentence

  • Then she had been a belt maker, then a stitcher on men's collars, and during the last four years a white-goods worker.

    Making Both Ends Meet | Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
  • They require more care than white goods and should be soaked in cold water containing very little soap and no soda.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • January will also be marked by "white goods sales," and (if it's windy in the shopping district) skirt sails.

  • The product is a pure white cloth suitable for dyeing light shades and for white goods.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • Overcasting should be done with very fine thread (No. 150 for white goods), split silk for wool and silk.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson

British Dictionary definitions for white goods

white goods

pl n
  1. marketing large household appliances, such as refrigerators, cookers: Compare brown goods

  2. household linen such as sheets, towels, tablecloths, etc

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