Difference between launderette and launderer

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-97 “Letter of Complaint (4)”, question 5

and have had to use the local .

(a) launder
(b) laundering
© launderette
(d) launderer

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-97 “Letter of Complaint (4)”, answer 5

and have had to use the local launderette.

Correct answer: © launderette

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
and have had to use the local launderer.
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British?

A launderette is a place where you can wash your clothes.
A launderer is a person who washes clothes.
In the sentence you are referring to the word [color=blue]launderette is needed.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Florence[YSaerTTEW443543]

Ok but my question was: launderette is the British word for the American laudromat?

Yes, laundromat is US English and laundrette is UK English.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Clearing away the snow[YSaerTTEW443543]