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white goods

pl.n.
1. White fabrics, usually of cotton or linen.
2. Household merchandise, as bed sheets and curtains, formerly made from white fabrics, but now often colored.
3. Large household appliances, as ovens and refrigerators, formerly finished with white enamel, but now often colored.

white goods

pl n
1. (Marketing) marketing large household appliances, such as refrigerators, cookers. Compare brown goods
2. (Textiles) household linen such as sheets, towels, tablecloths, etc

white′ goods`


n.pl.
1. household goods, as bed sheets and towels, formerly white but now often colored.
2. bleached goods, esp. cotton or linen fabrics.
3. large household appliances, as refrigerators, that are often finished in white.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white goods - large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamelwhite goods - large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel
clothes drier, clothes dryer - a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
dish washer, dishwasher, dishwashing machine - a machine for washing dishes
electric range - a kitchen range in which the heat for cooking is provided by electric power
home appliance, household appliance - an appliance that does a particular job in the home
icebox, refrigerator - white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
automatic washer, washing machine, washer - a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.white goods - drygoods for household use that are typically made of white clothwhite goods - drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
drygoods, soft goods - textiles or clothing and related merchandise
ironing - garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed; "there was a basketful of ironing to do"
laundry, washables, washing, wash - garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
linen - white goods or clothing made with linen cloth
Translations

white goods

npl (appliances) → elettrodomestici mpl; (linen) → biancheria fsg per la casa
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