wash-and-wear

adjective

Definition of wash-and-wear

:of, relating to, or constituting a fabric or garment that needs little or no ironing after washing

First Known Use of wash-and-wear

1956


WASH-AND-WEAR Defined for English Language Learners

wash-and-wear

adjective

Definition of wash-and-wear for English Language Learners

  • : made from a cloth that does not wrinkle so that clothes can be worn immediately after being washed


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