dhoby

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dhoby (plural dhobies)

  1. Alternative form of dhobi
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Tods' Amendment’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2005, p. 132:
      The working of the household turned on Tods, who was adored by everyone from the dhoby to the dog-boy.