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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNLAUNDERED

Her return soon brought its own explanation, however, for upon her old head she bore a huge bundle of unlaundered clothing.

In the days of Spion Kop the Boer was an unlaundered savage, fit only to be a target for pig-stickers.

His Byronic collar was soft and untidy, and his shirt was unlaundered, but his clothes were scrupulously clean.

You can get for thirty-nine cents an unlaundered white shirt which is excellent.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "to wash linen," from noun launder "one who washes" (especially linen), mid-15c., a contraction of lavender, from Old French lavandier "washer, launderer," from Medieval Latin lavandaria "a washer," ultimately from Latin lavare "to wash" (see lave). Criminal banking sense first recorded 1961, from notion of making dirty money seem clean; brought to widespread use during U.S. Watergate scandal, 1973. Related: Laundered; laundering.

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