service mark — used for a self-service laundry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • laundromat — ☆ laundromat [lôn′drō mat΄, lôn′drəmat΄ ] n. [< Laundromat, a former service mark < a trademark for a brand of automatic washing machine] a self service laundry: also laundermat [lôn′dər mat΄] …   English World dictionary

  • laundromat — automatic coin operated public laundry, 1946, originally (1942) a proprietary name by Westinghouse for a type of automatic washing machine; from LAUNDRY (Cf. laundry) + ending probably suggested by AUTOMAT (Cf. automat). Also used for public… …   Etymology dictionary

  • laundromat — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. (trademark in the US) ▪ a launderette …   English terms dictionary

  • Laundromat® — /lönˈdrō mat or drə / (N American) noun A launderette …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laundromat — UK [ˈlɔːndrəmæt] / US [ˈlɔndrəˌmæt] Word forms Laundromat : singular Laundromat plural Laundromats trademark mainly American a launderette …   English dictionary

  • Laundromat — [[t]lɔ͟ːndrəmæt[/t]] Laundromats N COUNT A Laundromat is the same as a Launderette. [AM, TRADEMARK] …   English dictionary

  • Laundromat — noun a self service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin operated washing machines are available to individual customers • Syn: ↑launderette • Hypernyms: ↑laundry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laundromat — /lawn dreuh mat , lahn /, Trademark. a type of launderette. * * * …   Universalium

  • laundromat — noun A self service laundry facility with coin operated washing machines, dryers, and sometimes ironing or pressing machines, open to the public for washing clothing and household cloth items. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • Laundromat — Laun|dro|mat [ lɔndrə,mæt ] TRADEMARK a LAUNDERETTE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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