laundress laundress


  • (n) a working woman who takes in washing



  1. As a matter of course, an American household was staffed by five competent servantshouseboy, cook, maid, yardboy and laundress.
  2. She had spent her life taking care of ill family members and working as a laundress, and had decided to give away $150,000 of her life savings.
  3. One of the characters who entered his life was, perhaps, a laundress named Oki-chi, whom he saw twice when she came to pick up his dirty linen.


  • Learning an old trade

    Volunteer laundress Joyce Evans gives pointers on her trade to young visitors to Fort Laramie National Historic Site on the Fourth of July. From left are Jordan and Alexis Matthews of Torrington, Wyo.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Scottsbluff Star-Herald

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