Adjective "laundromat" definition and examples

(Laundromat may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈlɔːndrəmat/

Definitions and examples

noun

A launderette.
  1. 'I was walking through Chelsea last night when, lo and behold, I see a laundromat.'
  2. 'A particularly hated weekend chore involved the counting and rolling of all the change taken from the machines at the three laundromats he owned.'
  3. 'She worked 45 years in a laundromat, making minimum wage, and still managed to send her kids to parochial school.'
  4. '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.'
  5. 'Later we see him at a laundromat, washing his costume and reading a stack of books.'
  6. 'Here at last is a superhero who not only washes his costume at a cruddy coin-op Laundromat, but has his socks ruined when the red and blue colors of his costume run.'
  7. 'There was a note on the table that read: Hey Kate, I'm at the Laundromat.'
  8. 'The washer and dryer on every floor is nice - I don't have to drive to a Laundromat.'
  9. 'The laundromat will remain closed indefinitely.'
  10. '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.'
  11. 'How could this service be a threat to the viability of a large Laundromat in an area over 5km away from our estate and not on a direct bus route?'
  12. 'You know, I thought Laundromats were boring!'
  13. 'It is stated that they operate out of bars, restaurants, ice cream parlors and yes, Laundromats.'
  14. 'I passed by a Laundromat, and thank god; I saw her inside talking to some shaggy-looking guy wearing this huge black coat.'
  15. 'The coin mechanism was a slide device similar to the type found today on a washing machine in many Laundromats or on old pinball machines.'
  16. 'They lug their dirty laundry to the neighborhood Laundromat, lug their groceries home and then lug the bags of garbage to the curb.'
  17. 'These intervention programs make use of lay leadership in churches, schools, beauty salons, barbershops, tattoo and body piercing salons, and laundromats.'
  18. 'You do not get extra points for meeting someone in a bar or while waiting for dry socks at the Laundromat.'
  19. '2 weeks on the road can be a little challenging - especially since I've seen no laundromats in Shanghai.'
  20. 'We asked a couple of cops where we could find a Laundromat.'

More definitions

1. a self-service laundry having coin-operated washers, driers, etc.; launderette.

More examples(as adjective)

"stores can be laundromat."

"franchisors can be laundromat."

Origin

1940s (originally US, as the proprietary name of a washing machine): blend of launder and automatic.