noun plural -bis
Word Origin for dhobi
Examples from the Web for dhobi
The profession of washerman, or dhobi as he is called, like most other occupations in India, is chiefly an hereditary one.
These love not the dhobi, and dwell by preference far from the madding crowd.Birds of the Indian Hills|Douglas Dewar
In these circumstances a Dhobi with good connections is what you require.
Before washing his clothes the Dhobi steams them,2 hanging them in a bundle for a time over a cauldron of boiling water.
How the dhobi does his work; beating the clothes on a stone.