Definition of laundromat in English:



North American
trademark in US
  • A launderette.

    • ‘She worked 45 years in a laundromat, making minimum wage, and still managed to send her kids to parochial school.’
    • ‘The next morning was spent at the laundromat drying all of our wet clothes.’
    • ‘A particularly hated weekend chore involved the counting and rolling of all the change taken from the machines at the three laundromats he owned.’
    • ‘I was walking to the laundromat today when I met an acquaintance, Paulos, on the road.’
    • ‘These intervention programs make use of lay leadership in churches, schools, beauty salons, barbershops, tattoo and body piercing salons, and laundromats.’
    • ‘Utterly nondescript, but it's been a grocery store, an auto dealership, an office building, and a laundromat.’
    • ‘When I lived on Pine Street, I had to cross the canal to get to the laundromat, the good restaurants, the happening bars, and my friends' houses.’
    • ‘And I'll still have to walk 5 blocks to the laundromat.’
    • ‘But it turns out there's a laundromat only 2 doors down me and it's on the same side of the street!’
    • ‘He had a run in with some Russians at a laundromat in Brooklyn not too long ago, and he's been two bricks shy of a load ever since.’
    • ‘I did laundry at the laundromat (towels just don't come out nice unless they get fluffed up in the dryer) and vacuumed and verified the contents of Edmond's next resupply box.’
    • ‘The laundromat will remain closed indefinitely.’
    • ‘I'm gathering my (copious amounts of) laundry and headed to the laundromat.’
    • ‘2 weeks on the road can be a little challenging - especially since I've seen no laundromats in Shanghai.’
    • ‘We have non-chain coffee shops and laundromats whose patrons are a fascinating mix of social strata!’
    • ‘We loaded the camping gear and drove in search of a laundromat.’
    • ‘I was walking through Chelsea last night when, lo and behold, I see a laundromat.’
    • ‘Later we see him at a laundromat, washing his costume and reading a stack of books.’
    • ‘Steve and I would always stop in a little laundromat that had a coffee machine that dispensed really good hot chocolate and we'd each have one.’
    • ‘In cities, you can pay people to do laundry for you instead of going to the laundromat.’
    washroom, laundry room, launderette, dry cleaner's, public wash house, chinese laundry
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1940s (originally US, as the proprietary name of a washing machine): blend of launder and automatic.