Definition of washing-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌwɒʃɪŋ ˈʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌwɑːʃɪŋ ˈʌp//
    (British English) [uncountable]
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  1. 1the act of washing plates, glasses, pans, etc. after a meal If you cook, I'll do the washing-up. a washing-up bowl
  2. 2the dirty plates, glasses, pans, etc. that have to be washed after a meal The sink was still full of last night's washing-up.

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