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dhobi (ˈdəʊbɪ



(plural) -bis
  1. (in India, Malaya, East Africa, etc, esp formerly) a washerman

Word Origin

C19: from Hindi, from dhōb washing; related to Sanskrit dhāvaka washerman

Example Sentences Including 'dhobi'

The rocks were covered now with washing spread out by the dhobi men to dry; long saris, white shorts, shirts.
Leasor, James Tank of Serpents


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