noun, plural laun·dries.
Examples from the Web for laundry
These are two in a laundry list of troubling connections between the two companies.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A new report says laundry detergent pods are sending 20,000 kids to the hospital each year.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R.|Russell Saunders|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is no running water there, nor gyms, nor fast food, nor laundry service.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On dry land there were dozens of trekking outlets, each offering bike rides, hikes, and laundry service.
Christmas worked in laundry for a defense contractor on a military base in Iraq.
The elder girls are employed in housework or in the laundry.The Quiver 3/1900|Anonymous
As she spoke Miss Mackenzie rose and followed the matron and Kate into a sort of kitchen or laundry.
The table-cloths should be mended first before they are sent to the laundry.Guide to Hotel Housekeeping|Mary E. Palmer
His master put with it a check for the same amount, and sent him into the laundry to tell Ann of her good fortune.Diddie, Dumps & Tot|Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle
Then the wet clothing was sent to the laundry to be dried and pressed.The Putnam Hall Champions|Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for laundry
noun plural -dries
Word Origin for laundry
Word Origin and History for laundry
late 14c., "place for washing;" mid-15c. "act of washing," from Old French lavanderie, from Latin lavandaria, plural of lavandarium "things to be washed," from lavare "to wash" (see lave). As a verb, from 1880. Laundry list in figurative sense is from 1958.
Idioms and Phrases with laundry
see wash one's dirty linen (laundry).