[lawn-duh-ret, lahn‐, lawn-duh-ret, lahn‐]


a self-service laundry having coin-operated washers, driers, etc.

Also laun·drette [lawn-dret, lahn‐] /lɔnˈdrɛt, lɑn‐/.

Origin of launderette

First recorded in 1945–50; formerly a trademark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for launderette


noun trademark

British and NZ a commercial establishment where clothes can be washed and dried, using coin-operated machinesAlso called (US, Canadian, and NZ): Laundromat
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