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Laundromat

Syllabification: Laun·dro·mat
Pronunciation: /ˈlôndrəˌmat, ˈlän-
 
/
(also laundromat)

Definition of Laundromat in English:

noun

trademark
An establishment with coin-operated washing machines and dryers for public use.
Example sentences
  • The coin mechanism was a slide device similar to the type found today on a washing machine in many Laundromats or on old pinball machines.
  • Here at last is a superhero who not only washes his costume at a cruddy coin-op Laundromat, but has his socks ruined when the red and blue colors of his costume run.
  • The washer and dryer on every floor is nice - I don't have to drive to a Laundromat.

Origin

1940s (originally US, as the proprietary name of a washing machine): blend of launder and automatic.

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