steamie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From steam +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

steamie (plural steamies)

  1. (Scotland) A public area for washing clothes.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 74:
      There were steps up to the swimming baths' door. The next one along was for the steamie. Women went in there to wash all their laundry and clothes.