One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Television sets, audio equipment, and similar household appliances.‘a supply chain that accommodates highly perishable products, as well as white and brown goods’Compare with white goods
- ‘Supermarkets have become a one-stop shop for food, clothes, white goods, brown goods, dry-cleaning, photo-processing, banking and internet access.’
- ‘Please note, however, that whilst I will always welcome foodstuffs, alcoholic beverages, brown goods etc, I have no specific need for sanitising stations.’
- ‘And the first big additions to the Jungle site will be the introduction of online credit agreements, which Bennett reckons no one else is doing yet, and the appearance of brown goods.’
- ‘This time of year, customers go for brown goods, such as DVDs, widescreen TVs, camcorders, items that cost more than they would normally be prepared to spend, Taylor said.’
- ‘The gift vouchers are redeemed in this City mostly at jewellery stores and shops selling home appliances, both white and brown goods.’
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