Definition of launderette in English:


(also laundrette)


  • A laundromat.

    • ‘Excellent, I won't need to use that bloody launderette ever again.’
    • ‘The fully managed complex will include a manager's office, reception area, coffee dock, shop, launderette and security office.’
    • ‘Clean spread sheets were easy to maintain in his first overseas bank because it was in a converted London launderette.’
    • ‘Applicants are invited for a convenience store, pharmacy, bank, crèche, coffee shop, sandwich bar, hair salon, mobile phone outlet, launderette and restaurant.’
    • ‘One convenience we would have liked to see onboard was a self-service launderette - particularly in light of the ship's longer itineraries.’
    • ‘There's no doctor's surgery as yet and I can confirm that all of the families appear to have their own washing machines so it looks like there'll be no launderette either.’
    • ‘The development is due for completion in autumn of next year, when it will include a residents' gym and launderette.’
    • ‘While waiting for my laundry in the Lost Sock launderette I decided to go exploring.’
    • ‘At ground level is a mix of shops, cafes, professional chambers, launderettes and similar communal services, and flats.’
    • ‘Then she moved to Bruff, bought a service station and a small shop and built a supermarket, hairdressers and launderette.’
    • ‘It includes a bar, restaurant, function room, two suites for meetings, an office, launderette and 26 bedrooms.’
    • ‘They run the country's largest and busiest launderette, in Glasgow.’
    • ‘The plainclothes policewoman strikes up a conversation with a group of women suspects in the estate's launderette but does not say who she is.’
    • ‘When I was born in 1952, my mother was living in a flat above a launderette in Ellum Broadway.’
    • ‘Shared facilities might include, as they do elsewhere, launderette, child-minding facilities, dining and open space.’
    • ‘Your employer would have to provide a little on-site launderette, but that is a small price to pay for keeping staff happy.’
    • ‘We reached the launderette, and I knocked on the blue door by the side.’
    washroom, laundry room, launderette, dry cleaner's, public wash house, chinese laundry
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