- articles of clothing, linens, etc., that have been or are to be washed.
- a business establishment where clothes, linens, etc., are laundered.
- a room or area, as in a home or apartment building, reserved for doing the family wash.
Origin of laundry
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
November 15, 2014
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.
November 14, 2014
Lie Down with Lions (1985) gave a shoutout to gays in a laundry list of human rights to worry about.Popular Novelist Ken Follett Is a Slightly Unlikely and Certainly Unsung Gay Icon
October 1, 2014
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
This issue is the most contentious in a laundry list of redactions Feinstein has now asked the White House to reverse.White House Must Decide Who Will Be Named in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
Josh Rogin, Eli Lake
August 7, 2014
I suppose you've been sending things to the laundry, and—what do you do about your stockings?K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
They were taught gratis, and every week they helped with the laundry for the convent.My Double Life
There had been a strike of laundry girls which for a week was the talk of the town.The Harbor
Starch is made from it both for the laundry and for the manufacture of farina, dextrin, etc.Storyology
The only beauty about the house is in the laundry and gardens.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
- a place where clothes and linen are washed and ironed
- the clothes or linen washed and ironed
- the act of laundering
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).