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laundress

[lawn-dris, lahn-] /ˈlɔn drɪs, ˈlɑn-/
noun
1.
a woman whose work is the washing and ironing of clothes, linens, etc.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; obsolete launder launderer (see launder) + -ess
Related forms
underlaundress, noun
Usage note
See -ess.
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laundress

/ˈlɔːndrɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who launders clothes, sheets, etc, for a living
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Word Origin and History for underlaundress

laundress

n.

1540s; see laundry + -ess.

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