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wash-and-wear

[wosh-uh n-wair, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃ ənˈwɛər, ˈwɔʃ-/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to a garment that can be washed, that dries quickly, and that requires little or no ironing; drip-dry.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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Examples for wash-and-wear
  • First our scientists brought forth wash-and-wear cotton shirts.
  • Generally, when wash-and-wear garments are removed promptly from the dryer, they don't need ironing.
  • wash-and-wear uniforms will be exempt from uniform maintenance pay.
British Dictionary definitions for wash-and-wear

wash-and-wear

adjective
1.
(of fabrics, garments, etc) requiring only light washing, short drying time, and little or no ironing
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