Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man employed in a laundry; a man engaged in the business of washing and ironing clothes: as, a Chinese laundryman.
- n. A man who is in the business of laundering.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A man who follows the business of laundering.
- n. operates industrial washing machine
- laundry + man (Wiktionary)
“The laundryman was a kind, wise old fellow, who paid his girls well, looked out for them, and gave them a good home.”
“The glamour of romance with which her imagination had invested him faded away in the cold light of fact that he was an ex-laundryman.”
“Born in 1905 in Los Angeles, Wong's father was a Chinese laundryman whose desire for his daughter to get married and settle down was eclipsed by her determination to gain fame and fortune as an actress.”
“He could have quit his ship 10 minutes before the Chinese laundryman took the plunge and the outcome would have been neither better nor worse.”
“Nonetheless, Hart Dyke stayed aboard the Coventry until the deck stood at a steep angle to the sea and everyone else had jumped overboard, including a Chinese laundryman who couldn't swim.”
“Martin heaved a sigh of relief when the door closed behind the laundryman.”
“The succeeding minute he had been bothered by the ex-laundryman's presence and by the compulsion of conversation.”
“Unskilled labour is the first to feel the slackness of hard times, and I had no trades save those of sailor and laundryman.”
“My name's Dawson, Joe Dawson, an 'I'm tryin' to scare up a laundryman.”
“It softened the blow of his having been a laundryman, and though she could not understand a line of it, she knew that every line of it was great.”
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