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Meaning of “laundry” in the English Dictionary

"laundry" in British English

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laundrynoun

uk   /ˈlɔːn.dri/  us   /ˈlɑːn-/
(Definition of laundry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"laundry" in American English

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laundrynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈlɔn·dri, ˈlɑn-/
clothing, ​bedsheets, etc., that have been or need to be ​washed: [U] piles of ​dirty laundry A laundry is also a ​room in a ​house where ​clothes, ​bedsheets, etc., are ​washed, or a ​business that ​washesclothes, ​bedsheets, etc., for ​customers.
(Definition of laundry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"laundry" in Business English

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laundrynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlɔːndri/ (plural laundries)
LAW, FINANCE an ​organization that hides the ​origin of ​moneyearnedillegally and makes it seem ​legal: Evidence of the ​bankserving as a money laundry in the ​bailoutscandal has been ​identified.
(Definition of laundry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “laundry”
in Arabic غَسيل…
in Korean 빨래…
in Portuguese roupa para lavar, roupa lavada…
in Catalan roba bruta…
in Japanese 洗濯物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 待洗(或正在洗涤、洗完)的衣物, 洗衣店…
in Turkish kirli çamaşır…
in Russian белье для стирки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 待洗(或正在洗滌、洗完)的衣物, 洗衣店…
in Italian bucato…
in Polish pranie…
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