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laundress

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːndrɪs
 
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Definition of laundress in English:

noun

A woman who is employed to launder clothes and linen.
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.

Words that rhyme with laundress

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