washateria

noun
wash·​a·​te·​ria | \ ˌwä-shə-ˈtir-ē-ə , ˌwȯ-\
variants: or less commonly washeteria

Definition of washateria

chiefly Southern
: a self-service laundry

First Known Use of washateria

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for washateria

wash entry 2 + -ateria or -eteria (as in cafeteria)

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