Meaning of bagwash in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbaɡwɒʃ/


dated British
  • A laundry at which clothes are washed but not pressed.

    ‘We never had much - I know all about going to bagwash (the launderette), living with the constant smell of paraffin and living in rat-infested rooms.’
    • ‘Every Saturday I had to push the week's washing in an old pram to the laundrette (the bagwash) up on the Lozells Rd., then fetch 20 lbs potatoes, 5 lbs carrots, 5 lbs parsnips and a large spring cabbage from Henney's on Potters Hill.’
    • ‘I’m goin’ to the Bagwash with me mum today.’
    • ‘Facilities for washing at the public baths and the launderette, and the use of the bagwash have helped mothers with the pile of dirty clothes.’
    • ‘They offered "bagwash" and other partial and cheaper services.’
    laundry, washing