dry cleaner


: one whose business is dry cleaning

Examples of dry cleaner in a Sentence

I take my clothes to a local dry cleaner. My wool coat is still at the dry cleaner's.
Recent Examples on the Web The go-to dry cleaner and fabric dyer to the studios has a skeleton crew for the reality shows that are still patronizing the business because they are not impacted by the strike. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 18 Aug. 2023 The Stack’s Darien restaurant is actually located next door to a dry cleaner service at 2425 75th St. and while neighbors include several fast-food restaurants, Wayback is notable for a lack of a drive through — an intentional omission in a desire to get customers to come in and take a break. Jesse Wright, chicagotribune.com, 28 Feb. 2022 There was no dry cleaner, no shoe repair, no schools. Diana Budds, Curbed, 30 May 2022 In fact, this chic mini dress is actually machine washable, so there’s no need to take it to the dry cleaner. Erika Reals, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2023 If that doesn't work or your purse is made of unfinished leather, take it to a dry cleaner that specializes in treating leather. Lauren Smith McDonough, Good Housekeeping, 25 Jan. 2023 And for course, NASA didn’t get the name from this dry cleaner. Amy Shira Teitel, Discover Magazine, 27 Apr. 2019 Pet owners don’t want to go to the dry cleaner each time their pup has an accident! Dallas News, 22 Dec. 2022 The contamination came from multiple sources, including waste from a nearby dry cleaner, leaking underground storage tanks, and industrial spills in the area. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 16 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dry cleaner was in 1897

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“Dry cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cleaner. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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