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 The changing face of the barrio, in which old shops are getting bought out, rents are rising; a woman like Abuella Claudia can’t even afford the local dry cleaner anymore. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 11 June 2021 Before the pandemic, Ms. Galán worked at a dry cleaner in the Bronx, earning about $350 per week, which helped support her children and even her mother in Puebla, Mexico. Desiree Rios, New York Times, 23 May 2021 Your average dry cleaner has no business handling expensive and delicate designer RTW or couture. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 3 May 2021 This is only a placeholder until your next visit to the dry cleaner. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 30 Apr. 2021 The customer service representative suggested taking them to a dry cleaner that specializes in home furnishings. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2021 Professionals are able to remove stubborn body oils and stains that at-home dry cleaner kits and steaming are unable to. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 30 Apr. 2021 Subjects will vary from hand embroidery as demonstrated by embroiderer Hawthorne & Heaney, bespoke pressing and leather repair from specialist dry cleaner Savile Row Valet, and shoe care by the Jaunty Flaneur. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2021 Practical ground covered includes tips for removing stains, reviving fading colors, and treating the most delicate fabrics without taking them to the dry cleaner. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 20 Apr. 2021

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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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14 Jun 2021

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“Dry cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cleaner. Accessed 21 Jun. 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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