One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A communal wash house.‘it would have been the talk of the steamie’
- ‘The area of the Lower Main, for eight decades synonymous with mobsters, hookers, dive bars and steamies, can now be officially known as The Target.’
- ‘She campaigned single-handedly against the closure during the 1970s of the steamie in the basement of the pool building.’
- ‘I know this current crop of stories are the talk of the steamie, but I don't think I can cope with any more celebrity dirty laundry.’
- ‘For the first time in its history, a Channel 4 programme became the talk of the steamie and the bingo hall crowd as well as the city wine bar and the gay night club.’
- ‘All very well in the rarefied air of Marylebone in London, though it is some way from being the talk of the steamie in Edinburgh.’
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