[lawn-dree-woo m-uh n, lahn-]

noun, plural laun·dry·wom·en.

a woman who works in or operates a laundry.
a woman who collects and delivers laundry.

Origin of laundrywoman

First recorded in 1860–65; laundry + woman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for laundry-woman


noun plural -women

a woman who collects or delivers laundry
a woman who works in a laundry
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