- (in India, Malaya, East Africa, etc, esp formerly) a washerman
Word Origin for dhobi
Examples from the Web for dhobi
Historical Examples of dhobi
The Dhobi is also employed on the occasion of a birth or a death.
In these circumstances a Dhobi with good connections is what you require.
A dhobi, for instance, does not expect or aspire to be anything different.
How the dhobi does his work; beating the clothes on a stone.
These love not the dhobi, and dwell by preference far from the madding crowd.Birds of the Indian Hills