[lawn-druh-mat, lahn-] /ˈlɔn drəˌmæt, ˈlɑn-/
a self-service laundry having coin-operated washers, driers, etc.; launderette.
trademark (US & Canadian, NZ) a commercial establishment where clothes can be washed and dried, using coin-operated machines Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) Launderette, laundrette
“automatic coin-operated public laundry,” 1946, originally (1942) a proprietary name by Westinghouse for a type of automatic washing machine; from laundry + ending probably suggested by automat. Also used for public clothes-washing places in U.S. were washateria (1935), laundrette (1945). The Westinghouse machine was popular after the war and was available with coin chutes and timers.
Synonym disk farm; see washing machine.
[lawn-dree, lahn-] /ˈlɔn dri, ˈlɑn-/ noun, plural laundries. 1. articles of clothing, linens, etc., that have been or are to be washed. 2. a business establishment where clothes, linens, etc., are . 3. a room or area, as in a home or apartment building, reserved for doing the family wash. /ˈlɔːndrɪ/ noun (pl) -dries 1. […]
noun, Informal. 1. a lengthy, especially random list of items: a laundry list of hoped-for presents; a laundry list of someone’s crimes. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a list of items perceived as being long: a laundry list of complaints noun phrase A long bill of items to be obtained, discussed, done, or not done: […]
- Laundry room
noun a room where clothes are washed and dried, usu. with large appliances Examples We have a great laundry room, well-designed, organized, and in the perfect location. Word Origin 1967
[lawn-dree-man, lahn-] /ˈlɔn driˌmæn, ˈlɑn-/ noun, plural laundrymen. 1. a person who works in or operates a . 2. a person who collects and delivers . /ˈlɔːndrɪmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a man who collects or delivers laundry 2. a man who works in a laundry