white goods

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white goods (plural only)

  1. Domestic textiles, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, etc. that were traditionally white in color.
  2. The large household appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and driers as a group.
    • 2005, Donald F. Blumberg, Introduction to Management of Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop Supply Chain Processes, page 121
      At one time major appliances (white goods), washer, dryer, and refrigerator stores would last more than 20 years.
  3. Colorless spirits, such as gin and vodka.

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