laundry mat vs laundromat : Common Errors in English

About laundry mat vs laundromat

“Laundromat” was coined in the 1950s by analogy with “automat”—an automated self-service restaurant— to label an automated self-service laundry. People unaware of this history often mistakenly deconstruct the word into “laundry mat” or “laundrymat.”

laundromat Meaning(s)

  • (n) a self-service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin-operated washing machines are available to individual customers

laundry mat in News

  • McAlester man gets prison time for assault

    A McAlester man was recently sentenced to prison for assaulting another man in front of a McAlester laundry mat on Washington Avenue.
    on August 7, 2013 Source: McAlester News-Capital

laundromat in News

  1. Man in critical condition after car crashes into laundromat

    A man is in critical condition after a woman drove a vehicle into a South Austin laundromat, according to police. The woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: YNN Austin

  2. Laundromat crash injures man inside

    A woman suspected of driving drunk crashed into a Southeast Austin laundromat late Wednesday night, critically injuring a man inside.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KXAN 36 Austin

  3. Suspected drunk driver plows into Austin laundromat

    AUSTIN -- A man is in the hospital after getting pinned by a car that crashed into a Southeast Austin laundromat. The incident happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday on East Oltorf Street near Burleson Road when a driver, 21-year-old Magan Garcia, plowed through the walls of the Kwik Wash Laundry. An employee was mopping the floor when the car barreled through the window and pinned him against ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KVUE-TV Austin

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