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 .

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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 Neighborhood scouts lined up victims willing to fall in potholes or deliberately trip outside of restaurants, bodegas and dry cleaners. New York Times, "How a Web of Slip-and-Fall Cases Puts a New Spin on an Old-Fashioned Scheme," 11 May 2018 Vixama, 42, emigrated from Haiti eight years ago and worked in a money payment business and then at a dry cleaners. Anne D'innocenzio, chicagotribune.com, "Need an entry-level job at a store? It can be harder now," 30 May 2018 His father owned a dry cleaners in a poor and mostly black neighborhood. New York Times, "In ‘Reporter,’ Seymour Hersh Recounts Leaping Tall Deadlines in Single Bounds," 28 May 2018 The online service at the local unemployment office lists a dry cleaner offering $8 an hour, an AutoZone delivery driver for $9, and a state toll taker for $13.44. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, "As economy hums, fewer workers make minimum wage," 6 July 2018 His shop is tucked inside a strip mall, near a barber shop, dry cleaner and an El Rinconcito Latino restaurant. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "Small butcher shops are in 'a renaissance.' How did they survive the supermarket offensive?," 2 July 2018 For those items that need to go to the dry cleaner? Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "Projects That Don't Break The Bank," 19 June 2018 Today, all that remains of Bradleys Gowns is a specialist dry cleaners run by Bradley in Milton Keynes. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "$2 Million in World War II-Era Cash Found Under Floor of Churchill’s Tailor," 14 June 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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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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