Definition of dhobi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊbi/

noun (plural dhobis)

(In South Asia) a washerman or washerwoman.
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'.

Words that rhyme with dhobi

adobe, dobe, Nairobi, obi, Robey

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