[lawn-druh-mat, lahn-] /ˈlɔn drəˌmæt, ˈlɑn-/
a self-service laundry having coin-operated washers, driers, etc.; launderette.
1940–45; formerly a trademark, originally a brand of washer
British Dictionary definitions for laundromat
Laundromat (ˈlɔːndrəˌmæt)
(US), (Canadian), (NZ) trademark Launderette, Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): laundrette a commercial establishment where clothes can be washed and dried, using coin-operated machines

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Word Origin and History for laundromat
1943, originally a proprietary name by Westinghouse; from laundry + ending probably suggested by automat-. An earlier word for it in U.S. was washateria (1935).
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laundromat in Technology

jargon, storage
Synonym disk farm; see washing machine.
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