Etymology
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laundry (n.)

late 14c., "place for washing;" mid-15c., "act of washing," a contraction (compare launder) of Middle English lavendrie (late 13c.), from Old French lavanderie "wash-house," from Vulgar Latin *lavandaria "things to be washed," plural of lavandarium, from Latin lavare "to wash" (from PIE root *leue- "to wash"). English meaning "articles that need to be or have been laundered" is from 1916. As a verb, from 1880. Laundry list in figurative sense is from 1958.

updated on March 12, 2019

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Definitions of laundry from WordNet

laundry (n.)
garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering;
Synonyms: wash / washing / washables
laundry (n.)
workplace where clothes are washed and ironed;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.