laundromat

laundromat

[lawn-druh-mat, lahn-]
noun
a self-service laundry having coin-operated washers, driers, etc.; launderette.

Origin:
1940–45; formerly a trademark, originally a brand of washer

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Laundromat (ˈlɔːndrəˌmæt)
 
n
(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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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 definition

jargon, storage
Synonym disk farm; see washing machine.
[Jargon File]
(1998-02-01)

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