dirty laundry

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of dirty laundry

: private matters whose public exposure brings distress and embarrassment called also dirty linen

Examples of dirty laundry in a Sentence

  1. The company is trying to keep its dirty laundry from being aired in public.

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First Known Use of dirty laundry

1967

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DIRTY LAUNDRY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dirty laundry for English Language Learners

  • : private information that causes shame and embarrassment when it is made public


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