- a woman whose work is the washing and ironing of clothes, linens, etc.
Origin of laundress
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Examples from the Web for laundress
Your laundress will report on everything, you know; so you must be impeccable.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
The laundress had her wrist injured; the old workman was knocked against the table.
She took the laundress in her big arms and squeezed her tight.
He was to set me up as a laundress, and work himself at his trade of a hatter.
Before commencing, he gave the laundress a look full of confident tenderness.
- a woman who launders clothes, sheets, etc, for a living
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Word Origin and History for laundress
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