- a self-service laundry having coin-operated washers, driers, etc.; launderette.
Origin of laundromat
Examples from the Web for laundromat
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She works part-time in a Laundromat and lives in a homeless shelter in New York with her fiancé and 13-year-old son.‘Out in the Night’ and the Redemption of the ‘Killer Lesbian Gang'
June 21, 2014
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January 26, 2014
The investigators got just enough to lead them to a building near the laundromat.Baby Hope Killer Confesses After 22 Years
October 13, 2013
Prior to being a film critic, you worked as a translator and a Laundromat attendant.The New Roger Ebert Takes Our Movie Quiz
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- trademark US, Canadian and NZ a commercial establishment where clothes can be washed and dried, using coin-operated machinesAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): Launderette, laundrette
Word Origin and History for laundromat
"automatic coin-operated public laundry," 1946, originally (1942) a proprietary name by Westinghouse for a type of automatic washing machine; from laundry + ending probably suggested by automat. Also used for public clothes-washing places in U.S. were washateria (1935), laundrette (1945). The Westinghouse machine was popular after the war and was available with coin chutes and timers.