noun (plural dhobis)
(In South Asia) a washerman or washerwoman.
More example sentences
- In 2000, separate welfare boards were formed for handicrafts, artists, agricultural workers, weavers, tailors, tree climbers, dhobis, hairdressers, chapel makers and auto workers.
- I am grateful that some of us still employ dhobis.
- The dhobi had mistakenly exchanged our shirts.
from Hindi dhobī, from dhob 'washing'.
Definition of dhobi in:
- The US English dictionary