a sale of sheets, pillowcases, and other white goods.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of white sale
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby white sale
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British Dictionary definitions for white sale
a sale of household linens at reduced prices
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Idioms and Phrases with white sale
A special offering of towels, bed linens and similar goods, not necessarily white-colored. For example, The big stores always have white sales in January. [c. 1900]
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