American English

Definition of laundry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. laundries)
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  1. 1[uncountable] clothes, sheets, etc. that need washing, that are being washed, or that have been washed recently a pile of clean/dirty laundry a laundry basket/room
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] the process or the job of washing clothes, sheets, etc. to do the laundry The hotel has a laundry service.
  3. 3[countable] a business or place where you send sheets, clothes, etc. to be washed the hospital laundry a laundry van
  4. Idioms
    air your dirty laundry/linen in public (disapproving)
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    to discuss your personal affairs in public, especially something embarrassing
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: laundry