laundry

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French lavanderie, from Latin lavandaria. See launder.

Laundry (clothes in the process of being laundered) hanging on a clothesline to dry.
A laundry (room where laundering is done).

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Noun[edit]

laundry (countable and uncountable, plural laundries)

  1. A laundering; a washing.
  2. A place or room where laundering is done - including, by extension, other forms of laundering than clothes washing.
  3. That which needs to be, is being, or has been laundered.
    You've left your dirty laundry all over the house.

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