One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A laundry at which clothes are washed but not pressed.
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- ‘Every Saturday I had to push the week's washing in an old pram to the laundrette (the bagwash) up on the Lozells Rd., then fetch 20 lbs potatoes, 5 lbs carrots, 5 lbs parsnips and a large spring cabbage from Henney's on Potters Hill.’
- ‘Facilities for washing at the public baths and the launderette, and the use of the bagwash have helped mothers with the pile of dirty clothes.’
- ‘Im goin to the Bagwash with me mum today.’
- ‘They offered "bagwash" and other partial and cheaper services.’
- ‘We never had much - I know all about going to bagwash (the launderette), living with the constant smell of paraffin and living in rat-infested rooms.’
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