What does dirty laundry mean?

Definitions for dirty laundry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirty linen, dirty laundry(noun)

    personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public


  1. dirty laundry(Noun)

    Unflattering facts or questionable activities that one wants to remain secret, but which some other may use to blackmail with.

  2. dirty laundry(Noun)

    Laundry that is unclean or soiled

  3. dirty laundry(Noun)

    A clothes hamper or other container used to place unclean or soiled laundry in.


  1. Dirty Laundry

    "Dirty Laundry" is a song written by Don Henley from his debut solo album I Can't Stand Still, released in 1982. The song reached number one on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in October 1982. Released as the second single from I Can't Stand Still, it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1983. The single was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1983, representing shipments of one million records.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dirty laundry in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dirty laundry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kemal Kilicdaroglu:

    I am sure there are many who won't sleep comfortably in their beds tonight, they will hang out all the dirty laundry, and this way we will learn the whole truth.

  2. Paul Nolte:

    The U.S. is the cleanest shirt in a dirty laundry. That's why the dollar has been strong and we can talk about raising interest rates, but unless the global economy turns around it's going to be hard for the U.S. to remain that clean.

  3. Henrique Capriles:

    Every day the lid is lifted on another case of corruption involving representatives of the national government, one example is what's happening with ex-minister Garcia, who was a hero for the government, and is now a villain. They're airing their dirty laundry ... These gentlemen are responsible for ruining our country.

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