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laundry

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noun laun·dry \ˈlȯn-drē, ˈlän-\

Simple Definition of laundry

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of laundry

plural laundries

  1. 1 a :  a room for doing the family wash b :  a commercial laundering establishment

  2. 2 :  clothes or linens that have been or are to be laundered

Examples of laundry in a sentence

  1. There's a pile of dirty laundry in the laundry basket.

  2. The patients' sheets are sent regularly to the hospital laundry.



14th Century

First Known Use of laundry

14th century

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LAUNDRY Defined for Kids

laundry

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noun laun·dry \ˈlȯn-drē\

Definition of laundry for Students

plural laundries

  1. 1 :  clothes or household linens that need to be washed or that have been washed

  2. 2 :  a place where clothes and household linens are washed and dried





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