from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Treated so as to be easily or quickly washed or rinsed clean and to require little or no ironing. Used of clothes and linens: a wash-and-wear shirt.
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- adj. that requires no ironing after being washed and dried
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- n. a fabric treated to be easily washable and to require no ironing
- adj. treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing
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The teeth fold in on the gums, they're easy to pack, very comfortable, so wash-and-wear and work well in extreme humidity.
Since many of the goods and services that we buy -- from microwavable food to lawnmowing services to wash-and-wear clothing -- are designed to save on household labor, the tax wedge is a significant economic factor.
It's important our customer looks beautiful and feels confident, but the lingerie must also have wash-and-wear abilities.
The security team all don wash-and-wear black suits by Ecogir, made from recycled bottles.
Harmonizing with its distinctive period flavor is the band's sartorial image: Mr. Raabe and his gifted colleagues perform in immaculate evening dress — tailcoats and double-breasted black or white dinner jackets, with shirtfronts and batwing collars starched to a board-like stiffness lamentably forgotten by our wash-and-wear society.
Recently, I've been swishing my wash-and-wear shorts and socks in bug spray mixed with water.
Provisions such as allowing employers to mandate tip pooling and exempting restaurants from giving employees a weekly allowance for "wash-and-wear" uniforms, such as T-shirts, were welcomed.
Do they sell that wash-and-wear color that lets ace sniper Mathilde (Thekla Reuten) change her hair color every day?
The recommendations included increasing wage rates for tipped employees in the food service industry to $5 from $4.65 by January, 2011; allowing employers to mandate tip pooling; and exempting restaurants from giving employees a weekly allowance for "wash-and-wear uniforms," such as T-shirts with logos.
If you pay a few extra dollars in the store for wrinkle-free fabrics and wash-and-wear items, you end up saving yourself considerable time (no ironing) and money (no dry cleaning bills) over the long term.