from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An item-by-item enumeration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Originally, a list of articles of clothing that had been sent to be laundered.
  • n. A long and often tedious list of items.


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  • "'Laundry list'" characterizes the list as a somewhat lengthy, discombobulated (or random) set of rather trivial items." --Amy Einsohn

    January 28, 2009