Definition of washday in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒʃdeɪ/


A day on which a household’s clothes, bed linen, etc. are washed, especially when the same day each week: Monday was washday her mother came to help on washday
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  • Monday was washday, the clothes washed in boiling water in a tub with a dolly peg.
  • You can't talk about the clothesline without thinking about the entire washday of yesteryear - and all the hard work that went into it every week.
  • It was the boys' job to light the copper at 6 a.m. on washdays.

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