- The definition of wash and wear is an item of clothing that can be laundered at home and then put on as attire right away without any need to iron.
An example of wash and wear is a wrinkle-resistant shirt that can go in the laundry and dryer with no need to iron before wearing.
wash-and-wear definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of fabrics or garments that need little or no ironing after washing
wash-and-wear definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.