dry cleaner


Definition of 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 All looked straight-from-the-dry cleaner when we were done. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best irons of 2021," 24 Mar. 2021 At the time, these suburban centers literally just had a market, a drugstore and a dry cleaner. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, "Appreciation: How Fred Segal’s retail vision forever changed L.A.," 3 Mar. 2021 Dropping your silk garments off at the dry cleaner’s, of course, is always the preferred method of removing stains and sweat patches. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Wash Silk at Home Like a Pro," 18 Feb. 2021 Before the pandemic, my dry cleaner played a vital, often antagonistic role in my life. Ian Malone, Vogue, "How Vogue’s Experiences Associate Has Reinvigorated His Love of Tailoring," 19 Dec. 2020 One dry cleaner took out a $75,000 loan to stay in business. New York Times, "‘It Makes Me Angry’: These Are the Jobless in a City Filled With Wealth," 7 Dec. 2020 My dry cleaner starched-shirt savings has been eaten up by hoodie purchases. Ross Levin, Star Tribune, "Crowded closets? Time to take a hard look at how they got that way," 26 Nov. 2020 Benson, who works at a dry cleaner, hand washed it and put her on display. Washington Post, "Someone out there wants to adopt your creepy toys. There’s a matchmaker for that.," 29 Oct. 2020 Amex noted that its primary small-business customer is more like a contractor, lawyer or architect than a restaurant or dry cleaner. Telis Demos, WSJ, "Amex Can Still Profit When Customers Are Less Venturesome," 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of dry cleaner

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dry cleaner was in 1897

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3 Apr 2021

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“Dry cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cleaner. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dry cleaner

: a shop where clothes and other cloth items are dry-cleaned

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Kids Definition of dry cleaner

: a person whose business is cleaning fabrics with chemicals instead of water

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