washateria

noun

wash·​a·​te·​ria ˌwä-shə-ˈtir-ē-ə How to pronounce washateria (audio)
ˌwȯ-
variants or less commonly washeteria
chiefly Southern US
: a self-service laundry

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of washateria was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Washateria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washateria. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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