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laundry

[ lawn-dree, lahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF laundry

Synonyms for laundry

  • washing
  • wash
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAUNDRY

I suppose you've been sending things to the laundry, and—what do you do about your stockings?

They were taught gratis, and every week they helped with the laundry for the convent.

There had been a strike of laundry girls which for a week was the talk of the town.

Starch is made from it both for the laundry and for the manufacture of farina, dextrin, etc.

The only beauty about the house is in the laundry and gardens.

Everything around the laundry was slumbering, settled into sleep for the night.

With the laundry steaming overhead you could almost imagine it was summer.

She plodded blindly back to the laundry, scarcely knowing where she was going.

She had sorted her laundry with several colored pieces to one side.

Monsieur Marescot charged into the laundry demanding to be paid at once.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LAUNDRY

washing

nouncleaning
  • ablution
  • abstersion
  • bath
  • bathing
  • detersion
  • fomentation
  • laundering
  • laundry
  • lavabo
  • lavage
  • lavation
  • lavement
  • laving
  • maundy
  • rinsing
  • soaking
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