Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) workplace where clothes are washed and ironed
  2. (noun, artifact) garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

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Synonyms of Laundry

wash, washables, washing

Alternate forms of Laundry

Derivations: launder

Hyponyms: launderette, laundromat, washhouse

Hypernyms: garment, household linen, white goods, work, workplace

Origin of the word Laundry

  1. c.1530, from O.Fr. lavanderie, from L. lavendaria, pl. of lavandarium "things to be washed," from lavare "to wash" (see lave). Laundry list in figurative sense is from 1958. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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