Origin of laundromat
Examples from the Web for laundromat
That list includes apartment complexes, the Chrysler Group, real estate agencies, a laundromat and even a cemetery.Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions|Mary M. Chapman|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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'|Nina Strochlic|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seriously everywhere: every bar, gas station, grocery store, radio station, church, halfway house, laundromat, and party.Your Guide to the Grammys: 11 Songs to Listen to Before Sunday’s Awards|Kevin Fallon|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The investigators got just enough to lead them to a building near the laundromat.
Prior to being a film critic, you worked as a translator and a Laundromat attendant.
British Dictionary definitions for laundromat
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.