laundress

[ lawn-dris, lahn- ]

noun
  1. a woman whose work is the washing and ironing of clothes, linens, etc.

Origin of laundress

1
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
  1. a woman who launders clothes, sheets, etc, for a living

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