dry cleaner

noun

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 .

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In a separate March incident, the uniforms of Novi and Farmington Hills police and fire departments were stolen from a Detroit dry cleaner and recovered on the city's west side. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "White Lake man arrested after police find badges in his home," 12 Apr. 2018 If the cushion covers are washable, stick them in the wash ASAP or take them to the dry cleaner. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of That Cat Pee Smell on Carpets, Wood, and Upholstery," 17 Dec. 2018 Remaining issues resulted in litigation involving The Times, Touchstone and LeatherCare, which offers wholesale leather and suede cleaning to dry cleaners throughout Washington and Oregon and which for years leased space from Troy and The Times. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "Judge holds Seattle Times, leather-cleaning company responsible for cleanup costs at former Troy Laundry site," 24 Aug. 2018 Your doorman, dry cleaner, and superintendent (i.e. all of the people who make your life easier year-round) should be feeling the spirit of giving once a year too. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Your Ultimate Guide to Holiday Tipping," 12 Dec. 2018 Retailers and services, from restaurants to dry cleaners, generally go to lengths to make sure everyone feels welcome no matter what their views. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Restaurants kicking out Trump supporters: Unlike race or religion, it's legal," 27 June 2018 Eco-Dry-Clean About 85 percent of dry cleaners use a chemical called perchloroethylene (perc for short) that’s linked to respiratory issues, birth defects, and air pollution. Lindsay Talbot, Marie Claire, "Your Everything Guide to a Sustainable Closet," 19 July 2018 Modern cruise ships are essentially floating towns, complete with restaurants, bars, stores, dry cleaners, photo labs, medical clinics, and desalination and wastewater treatment plants. San Francisco Chronicle, "federal laws didn’t prohibit discharges into the sanctuary," 2 June 2018 Before any event, make sure your pants are creased and your shirts are ironed, preferably at a dry cleaner. Tucker Westbrook, Town & Country, "14 Style Lessons I Learned From JFK," 5 July 2018

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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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dry cleaner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dry cleaner

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

dry cleaner

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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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