brown goods

N-PLURAL
Brown goods are electrical appliances such as televisions and audio equipment. Compare white goods.

Revenue from brown goods, including televisions and hi-fis, rose nearly 12 per cent.


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  • brown goods — ➔ goods * * * brown goods UK US noun [plural] ► COMMERCE small electrical goods, such as televisions, radios, phones, and computers: »Sales in the brown goods sector have doubled in five years. → Compare WHITE GOODS(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • brown goods — n [plural] BrE electrical goods that provide entertainment at home, such as televisions and computers →↑white goods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brown goods — brown ,goods noun plural BRITISH BUSINESS electrical goods such as televisions, radios, and computers, used mainly for entertainment ─ compare WHITE GOODS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brown goods — ☆ brown goods n. [from their typical color] video and audio devices, as TV sets, tape recorders, etc.: cf. WHITE GOODS (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • brown goods — 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. * * * brown goods plural noun (commercial jargon) A term covering types… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown goods — noun a) domestic appliances that are mostly electronic in composition Electronics capabilities led to the emergence of a distinction between white goods (the typically enamelled kitchen appliances such as fridges and cookers) and brown goods… …   Wiktionary

  • brown goods — /ˈbraʊn gʊdz/ (say brown goodz) plural noun electronic goods such as televisions, sound systems, videos, etc. Also, browngoods. {from the fact that such items traditionally were housed in wooden cabinets, and so were later given a brown finish to …   Australian English dictionary

  • brown goods — noun (plural) BrE electrical goods bought to provide entertainment at home, such as televisions and computers compare white goods …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • brown goods — UK / US noun [plural] business British electrical goods such as televisions, radios, and computers, used mainly for entertainment See: white goods …   English dictionary

  • brown goods — 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. * * * …   Universalium

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