dhobi

/ (ˈdəʊbɪ) /

noun plural -bis

(in India, Malaya, East Africa, etc, esp formerly) a washerman

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Word Origin for dhobi

C19: from Hindi, from dhōb washing; related to Sanskrit dhāvaka washerman
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