1) N-UNCOUNT Laundry is used to refer to clothes, sheets, and towels that are about to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed.

I'll do your laundry.

...the room where I hang the laundry...

He'd put his dirty laundry in the clothes basket.

2) N-COUNT A laundry is a firm that washes and irons clothes, sheets, and towels for people.

We had to have the washing done at the laundry.

3) N-COUNT: usu sing A laundry or a laundry room is a room in a house, hotel, or institution where clothes, sheets, and towels are washed.

He worked in the laundry at Oxford prison.

4) to wash your dirty laundry in publicsee dirty

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