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 Smallwood was last seen at a dry cleaner's store in Cherry Hill on Jan. 27, 2014, according to the FBI's missing-persons notice. Jim Walsh, USA TODAY, "Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ river," 19 Jan. 2020 Vanessa Smallwood, 46, was last seen on Jan. 27, 2014, at a dry cleaner in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Nicole Acevedo, NBC News, "Body of woman, 46, missing for 6 years found in car submerged in New Jersey river," 18 Jan. 2020 There was the dry cleaner who brought deliveries to her home and who felt free to kiss her — a girl of just 10 or 11 — on the lips. BostonGlobe.com, "parents complained its sun-heated bronze was “burning” children.," 13 Nov. 2019 Your neighbor, who owns the local dry cleaners or UPS store. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Unfair to blame CU (10/26/19)," 26 Oct. 2019 Dennis, who at one point owned the local dry cleaner, died a few months ago at the age of 69. Steve Hartman, CBS News, "Wisconsin man shares one last thank you to his town's residents," 4 Oct. 2019 Experts predict that every company on Earth that uses an internet connection will be hacked in the coming decade, from your dry cleaners, to your hotel chain, to your bank, to your airline. Kristina Libby, Popular Mechanics, "The Data Decade: How We Were Bought and Stolen in the 2010s," 10 Dec. 2019 The property at 805 N. Northwest Highway has been vacant for several years, but was once home to J.D. Kadds Pizza, a dry cleaner’s, barber and dance school. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Plans for early childhood facility at vacant Park Ridge shopping center site shared with city," 13 Nov. 2019 Police are searching for a suspect who was caught on video holding up a 79-year-old woman at gunpoint and stealing her car as the elderly woman was leaving a South Park dry cleaners on Aug. 28. London Douglas, Houston Chronicle, "Houston police search for man suspected of robbing elderly woman at gunpoint," 26 Sep. 2019

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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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18 Feb 2020

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“Dry cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cleaner. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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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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