dhobi

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi धोबी (dhobī, washerman)[1]

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Noun[edit]

dhobi (plural dhobis)

  1. A laundryman or washerman, or laundrywoman or washerwoman, in India and Pakistan.
    • 2003, [1]
      The 'dhobi khana' at Fort Kochi was once throbbing with activity.
      []
      ... "The first dhobi khana was under the Madras Presidency...”

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Descendants[edit]

  • Burmese: ဒိုဘီ (duibhi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platts, John T. धोबी from A dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English] Oxford. 1884.

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