- a business that dry-cleans garments, draperies, etc.
- a person who owns or operates such an establishment.
- a liquid solvent used in dry cleaning.
Origin of dry cleaner
First recorded in 1895–1900
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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.The Cricket