laundry mat vs laundromat :

laundry mat or 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.”

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Definitions

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

  • 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.
    Aug. 7, 2013 - McAlester News-Capital

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - KXAN 36 Austin
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - KVUE-TV Austin
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - KXAN 36 Austin