wash·​house | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce washhouse (audio) , ˈwäsh- \

Definition of washhouse

: a building used or equipped for washing especially : one for washing clothes

Examples of washhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That gathering exploded into a bloody rampage across San Francisco’s Chinatown; over the course of a week, several rioters were shot and killed by police, and one Chinese person died in a washhouse that was set alight by the marauders. Beenish Ahmed, The New Yorker, "The Lost Poetry of the Angel Island Detention Center," 22 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of washhouse

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Washhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washhouse. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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