One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
attributive (of a service) performed immediately.‘a while-you-wait swab test’
- ‘The sign was very small and right next to a large advertisement for a while-you-wait car wash with an arrow pointing down the alleyway.’
- ‘The Reverend Tom Grant and George Little spent four hours on Saturday ironing bags of washing brought to them by parishioners and even performing the odd while-you-wait job for passers-by.’
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