Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man who is in the business of laundering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who follows the business of laundering.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. operates industrial washing machine

Etymologies

laundry +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The laundryman was a kind, wise old fellow, who paid his girls well, looked out for them, and gave them a good home.

    My Antonia

  • 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.

    Chapter 34

  • 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.

    George Heymont: Creative Cultural Cross Referencing (How to Link Stephen Sondheim to the Original Siamese Twins)

  • 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.

    Why must a captain never leave a sinking ship?

  • 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.

    Why must a captain never leave a sinking ship?

  • Martin heaved a sigh of relief when the door closed behind the laundryman.

    Chapter 46

  • The succeeding minute he had been bothered by the ex-laundryman's presence and by the compulsion of conversation.

    Chapter 45

  • Unskilled labour is the first to feel the slackness of hard times, and I had no trades save those of sailor and laundryman.

    Chapter 25

  • My name's Dawson, Joe Dawson, an 'I'm tryin' to scare up a laundryman.

    Chapter 16

  • 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.

    Chapter 43

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