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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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laundress

(noun) A working woman who takes in washing.

Synonyms: washerwoman

Usage: I do believe the laundress hasn't sent the washing yet, and all the best sheets are in use.
KSPavan
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laundress
Definition: (noun) A working woman who takes in washing.
Synonyms: washerwoman
Usage: I do believe the laundress hasn't sent the washing yet, and all the best sheets are in use.
Adder
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I feel "A working woman who takes in washing" to be a poor definition. It suggests that her "taking in washing" is almost a side line to other work. The emphasis should be on washing, not being a working woman. How about "a woman who works in a laundry, or who works washing other people's laundry at her own home"? The area where I used to live in London was called "Soapsud Island", because there were so many laundries in the area. The last one closed in the 1990s. They dated from the 19th century. The groundwater was soft and ideal for washing clothes and bed linen, and the area was close to London's West End where most of the upper class Londoners lived for the laundry to be readily collected and delivered by horse-drawn waggons.
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how about a man who does it?
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