Definition of “washing” - English Dictionary

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“washing” in British English

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washingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈwɒʃ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈwɑː.ʃɪŋ/ also mainly US wash

the act of washing clothes:

Machines make doing the washing easy.

clothes, sheets, etc. that need to be or have just been washed:

I hang/peg the washing out on the line.

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(Definition of “washing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“washing” in American English

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washingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈwɑʃ·ɪŋ, ˈwɔ·ʃɪŋ/

the act of cleaning clothes, or cloth items being washed together:

He does his own washing and ironing.

(Definition of “washing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)