Meaning of “laundry” in the English Dictionary

"laundry" in English

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uk /ˈlɔːn.dri/ us /ˈlɑːn.dri/

(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, bed sheets, 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, bed sheets, etc., are washed, or a business that washes clothes, bed sheets, 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 /ˈlɔːndri/ us plural laundries

LAW, FINANCE an organization that hides the origin of money earned illegally and makes it seem legal:

Evidence of the bank serving as a money laundry in the bailout scandal has been identified.

(Definition of “laundry” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)