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launderette

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noun laun·der·ette \ˌlȯn-də-ˈret, ˌlän-\

Simple Definition of launderette

  • : a place that has machines to use for washing and drying clothes, towels, sheets, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of launderette

  1. :  a self-service laundry

Variants of launderette

also

laundrette

play \-ˈdret\

Origin and Etymology of launderette

from Launderette, a service mark


First Known Use: circa 1948


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