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[lawn-dree-man, lahn-]
noun, plural laun·dry·men.
  1. a person who works in or operates a laundry.
  2. a person who collects and delivers laundry.
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Origin of laundryman

First recorded in 1700–10; laundry + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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Examples from the Web for laundryman

Historical Examples of laundryman

  • Eros, patron saint of the laundryman, conducts ancient rituals.

    Fantazius Mallare

    Ben Hecht

  • I got these clothes from our laundryman, so that I shouldn't attract attention.

  • She came upon a laundryman, and asked who was in command there.

  • The cook was in the kitchen and the laundryman in the laundry.

    The Land of Tomorrow

    William B Stephenson, Jr.

  • And 'member when he got carried away in the hamper by the laundryman?

British Dictionary definitions for laundryman


noun plural -men
  1. a man who collects or delivers laundry
  2. a man who works in a laundry
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