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

Examples of wash-and-wear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His wash-and-wear cut was as much a death blow to the laborious bouffant as the miniskirt was to the twin set. Penelope Green, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wash-and-wear was in 1956

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“Wash-and-wear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wash-and-wear. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: of, relating to, or being a fabric or garment needing little or no ironing after washing
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