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laundress

[ lawn-dris, lahn- ]
/ ˈlɔn drɪs, ˈlɑn- /
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noun
a woman whose work is the washing and ironing of clothes, linens, etc.
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Origin of laundress

1540–50; obsolete launder launderer (see launder) + -ess

usage note for laundress

See -ess.

OTHER WORDS FROM laundress

un·der·laun·dress, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for laundress

laundress
/ (ˈlɔːndrɪs) /

noun
a woman who launders clothes, sheets, etc, for a living
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