ironing

noun iron·ing \ ˈī(-ə)r-niŋ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of ironing

1 : the action or process of smoothing or pressing with or as if with a heated iron
2 : clothes ironed or to be ironed

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First Known Use of ironing

circa 1710

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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IRONING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ironing for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of using an iron to smooth out clothes or fabric

  • : clothes that need to be ironed


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