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washateria

[ wosh-uh-teer-ee-uh, waw-shuh- ]
/ ˌwɒʃ əˈtɪər i ə, ˌwɔ ʃə- /
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noun Chiefly Southern U.S.
a launderette.
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Also washeteria.

Origin of washateria

1935–40; wash + (caf)eteria, with -a- as variant spelling of (ə)
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