[ lawn-duh-ret, lahn‐, lawn-duh-ret, lahn‐ ]
/ ˌlɔn dəˈrɛt, ˌlɑn‐, ˈlɔn dəˌrɛt, ˈlɑn‐ /
a self-service laundry having coin-operated washers, driers, etc.
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Also laun·drette [lawn-dret, lahn‐]. /lɔnˈdrɛt, lɑn‐/.
Origin of launderette
First recorded in 1945–50; formerly a trademark
Words nearby launderette
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British Dictionary definitions for launderette
/ (ˌlɔːndəˈrɛt, lɔːnˈdrɛt) /
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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