Laundry refers to the clothes and bedding that you can wash in your washing machine or at the laundromat. Nothing smells quite as good as clean laundry.

When you do your laundry, you wash your dirty clothes, as well as any towels, sheets, and other linens that could use a wash too. A laundry room is the place in an apartment building, business, or dormitory where there are washers and dryers. Sometimes people send their laundry out to a commercial laundry, where they pay someone else to wash their things. Laundry has a Latin root, lavare, "to wash."

Definitions of laundry
  1. noun
    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
    synonyms: wash, washables, washing
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    type of:
    an article of clothing
    household linen, white goods
    drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
  2. noun
    workplace where clothes are washed and ironed
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    Laundromat, launderette
    a self-service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin-operated washing machines are available to individual customers
    a building or outbuilding where laundry is done
    type of:
    work, workplace
    a place where work is done
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