car wash


: an area or structure equipped with facilities for washing automobiles
US : an event at which people pay to have their cars washed to raise money for some purpose

Examples of car wash in a Sentence

Our church is having a car wash tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Recent Examples on the Web The commercial site also will include retail stores, drive-thru restaurants, a gas station, a car wash and a mini-market. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Aug. 2023 The man attempted to have his vehicle washed at several car washes, but the concrete spots would not come off. Zach Mentz, cleveland, 4 Aug. 2023 According to the report, some of the undocumented credit card charges on the commissary credit cards include restaurant meals, hotels, parking, car washes, parade candy and supplies, Ubers, rental cars and tolls. Carrie Napoleon, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2023 Even if a car wash only produces enough money for one van to take players to Rosarito instead of three. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 25 June 2023 The victims at the car wash were similarly both Christian and Muslim. Neri Zilber, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 June 2023 Hold a bake sale, candy sale or car wash, or just bring in all your pennies. Annie Lane, Anchorage Daily News, 19 June 2023 The teen’s friends and former classmates have hosted regular car washes to benefit the foundation. Angie Leventis Lourgos, Chicago Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 In 2021, eight people were shot and wounded near a car wash following the festival during an argument involving a group of men. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 4 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of car wash was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Car wash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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