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laundromat

Line breaks: laun¦dro|mat
Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːndrəmat
 
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Definition of laundromat in English:

noun

North American ( trademark in the US)
A launderette.
Example sentences
  • I did laundry at the laundromat (towels just don't come out nice unless they get fluffed up in the dryer) and vacuumed and verified the contents of Edmond's next resupply box.
  • These intervention programs make use of lay leadership in churches, schools, beauty salons, barbershops, tattoo and body piercing salons, and laundromats.
  • I'm gathering my (copious amounts of) laundry and headed to the laundromat.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with laundromat

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