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brown goods

plural noun
1.
electronic machines, as television sets, stereos, and audio or video recorders, that are often finished in brown.
2.
brown-color liquors, as whiskey, bourbon, and brandy.
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  • The sales ot brown goods for export purposes have been rather heavy.
British Dictionary definitions for brown goods

brown goods

plural noun
1.
(marketing) consumer goods such as televisions, radios, or videos Compare white goods (sense 1)
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Contemporary definitions for brown goods
noun

electronic goods other than kitchen and laundry appliances, esp. entertainment equipment

Word Origin

as opposed to white goods for kitchen appliances, washers, and dryers

Usage Note

UK, plural noun

noun

any brown-colored liquor, such as bourbon, brandy, and whiskey

Usage Note

cooking

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