washeteria

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of wash and cafeteria

Noun[edit]

washeteria (plural washeterias)

  1. A laundromat.
  2. A building that houses a village's only running water for drinking, washing, and showering.
    • 1997, Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey, link
      A washeteria is a single building with showers, toilets, and washing machines. The washeteria often doubles as a water treatment plant with heated water storage.