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white goods

plural noun
household goods, as bed sheets, tablecloths, and towels, formerly bleached and finished in white but now often patterned and colored.
bleached goods, especially cotton or linen fabrics.
large household appliances, as refrigerators, stoves, and washing machines.
alcoholic liquors that are manufactured without color, as vodka, gin, and tequila.
Origin of white goods
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • These still leave her idle, in her present occupation as a white-goods worker, for more than three months in every year.

    Making Both Ends Meet Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
  • And, draping himself across the white-goods counter in an attitude as intricate as the letter S, behold Mr. Charley Chubb!

British Dictionary definitions for white-goods

white goods

plural noun
(marketing) large household appliances, such as refrigerators, cookers Compare brown goods
household linen such as sheets, towels, tablecloths, etc
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