noun (plural steamies)Scottish • informal
- A communal wash house: it would have been the talk of the steamieMore example sentences
- The area of the Lower Main, for eight decades synonymous with mobsters, hookers, dive bars and steamies, can now be officially known as The Target.
- She campaigned single-handedly against the closure during the 1970s of the steamie in the basement of the pool building.
- For the first time in its history, a Channel 4 programme became the talk of the steamie and the bingo hall crowd as well as the city wine bar and the gay night club.