[wosh-uh n-wair, wawsh-]
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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Wearable or Personal Computer: Which Came First?
The popularity of the Apple Watch has given the noun wearable some additional prominence. This leads to the question of which term came first: wearable or personal computer? As with so many such questions, there is no simple answer. Wearable has been used as a noun since the end of the 17th century (in a book from 1695, titled An Abstract of the Consultation and Debates …
Origin of wash-and-wear
First recorded in 1955–60
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(of fabrics, garments, etc) requiring only light washing, short drying time, and little or no ironing
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