laundress

/ˈlɔndrəs/ (say 'lawndruhs)

noun
a woman whose occupation is the washing and ironing of clothes, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Laundress — Laun dress, v. i. To act as a laundress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laundress — Laun dress, n. A woman whose employment is laundering. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laundress — 1540s; see LAUNDRY (Cf. laundry) + ESS (Cf. ess) …   Etymology dictionary

  • laundress — ► NOUN ▪ a woman employed to launder clothes and linen …   English terms dictionary

  • laundress — [lôn′dris] n. a woman whose work is washing clothes, ironing, etc.; washerwoman …   English World dictionary

  • laundress — noun Date: 1550 a woman who is a laundry worker …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laundress — /lawn dris, lahn /, n. a woman whose work is the washing and ironing of clothes, linens, etc. [1540 50; obs. launder launderer (see LAUNDER) + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • laundress — noun A woman whose employment is laundering …   Wiktionary

  • laundress — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. washerwoman, cleaning lady, domestic; see servant …   English dictionary for students

  • laundress — laun·dress || lɔːndrɪs n. one who launders clothing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laundress — noun a woman employed to launder clothes and household linen …   English new terms dictionary

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