wash-and-wear

[ wosh-uh n-wair, wawsh- ]
/ ˈwɒʃ ənˈwɛər, ˈwɔʃ- /

adjective

noting or pertaining to a garment that can be washed, that dries quickly, and that requires little or no ironing; drip-dry.

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Origin of wash-and-wear

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for wash-and-wear

wash-and-wear

adjective

(of fabrics, garments, etc) requiring only light washing, short drying time, and little or no ironing
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