dry cleaner


  1. a business that dry-cleans garments, draperies, etc.
  2. a person who owns or operates such an establishment.
  3. a liquid solvent used in dry cleaning.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dry cleaner1

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Example Sentences

It’s Ubers and limos, it’s expensive hotels that people pay full freight on weeknights and then go out to marquee restaurants and then go have their shoes shined, and dry cleaners.

Sand is more likely to leak out, and it’s certainly not washable, though you can take it to the dry cleaners.

Simon said most dry cleaners consider $1 million in sales a very good year, but many finish at half that number.

Google is very granular when showing local search results for coffee shops, restaurants, dry cleaners, gyms and similar types of queries.

All manner of businesses—hairdressers, dry cleaners, hardware stores, pasta shops—in my neighborhood are decorated in some variation of the ghost-goblin-witch-pumpkin schtick these days.

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Instead of zooming in on a dry cleaner or restaurant, you zoom in on fine paintings and sculptures.

Or the judge in D.C. who sued his dry cleaner for $54 million for losing his pants?

The dry-cleaner in Rockville has a lace gown of mine which I want to wear this afternoon, when some people are coming to tea.

A wise "dry cleaner" will have nothing to do with such silks, lest he should be held responsible for these holes.

He had wrapped it in a plastic bag in which his trousers had been returned by the dry cleaner.





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