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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosh-ing, waw-shing]
    • /ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosh-ing, waw-shing]
    • /ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ/

Definitions of washings word

  • noun washings the act of a person or thing that washes; ablution. 1
  • noun washings clothes, linens, etc., washed or to be washed, especially those washed at one time; wash. 1
  • noun washings Often, washings. any liquid that has been used to wash something. 1
  • noun washings matter removed or carried off in washing something or by the force of water: The washings from numerous spring floods had clogged the mouth of the river. 1
  • noun washings Mining. material, as gold dust, obtained by washing earth, gravel, etc. the deposits so washed. 1
  • noun washings Metalworking. wash (def 45). 1

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Origin of washings

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
First recorded in 1175-1225, washing is from the Middle English word wasschunge. See wash, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Washings


washings popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

washings usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for washings

noun washings

  • laundries — Plural form of laundry.
  • washes — Plural form of wash.
  • coats — Plural form of coat.
  • coatings — Plural form of coating.
  • films — Plural form of film.

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