Definition of laundress in English:

laundress

Syllabification: laun·dress
Pronunciation: /ˈlôndrəs, ˈlän-
 
/

noun

A woman who is employed to launder clothes and linens.
More example sentences
  • Looking out of the picture, presumably watching the cauldron as it boils more water, the laundress immerses clothes in a wooden tub frothed with over-running foam.
  • Across the river a laundress scrubs clothes on the water-steps.
  • Irish working class girls were viewed as drunken and feckless, only suitable to be housemaids or laundresses.

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