noun \ˈln-drē, ˈlän-\

: clothes, towels, sheets, etc., that need to be washed or that have been washed

: a business or place where clothes, towels, sheets, etc., are washed and dried

plural laundries

Full Definition of LAUNDRY

a :  a room for doing the family wash
b :  a commercial laundering establishment
:  clothes or linens that have been or are to be laundered

Examples of LAUNDRY

  1. There's a pile of dirty laundry in the laundry basket.
  2. The patients' sheets are sent regularly to the hospital laundry.

First Known Use of LAUNDRY

14th century

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot


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