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[lawn-dree-man, lahn-] /ˈlɔn driˌmæn, ˈlɑn-/
noun, plural laundrymen.
a person who works in or operates a laundry.
a person who collects and delivers laundry.
Origin of laundryman
1700-10; laundry + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for laundryman
Historical Examples
  • Reinhard glanced at the squat figure of the laundryman, and tried to make her talk.

    One Woman's Life Robert Herrick
  • Eros, patron saint of the laundryman, conducts ancient rituals.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • Nobody expects a fellow to play Chinese laundryman with a high collar and kid gloves on.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • I know the laundryman, and hes got seven children of his own.

  • He wished he had had on a different style of collar—and he would have had if his laundryman had kept his word.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
  • Whenever the laundryman was late in arriving he was sure that it was lost forever.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
  • So Bert had to shuffle along just like a Chinese laundryman who wears those funny straw slippers without any heels.

    The Bobbsey Twins at Home Laura Lee Hope
  • A laundryman and house-servant can be had for somewhat less.

    Two Years in Oregon Wallis Nash
  • And 'member when he got carried away in the hamper by the laundryman?

  • Martin heaved a sigh of relief when the door closed behind the laundryman.

    Martin Eden Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for laundryman


noun (pl) -men
a man who collects or delivers laundry
a man who works in a laundry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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