Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man who washes laundry for payment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who washes clothes, esp. for hire, or for others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who washes clothes, etc.

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

  • n. operates industrial washing machine

Etymologies

washer +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The writer of the verses of ardent poetry written on the paper brought to me by the washerman was my cherished friend, a youth from far-away Bokhara, Abdul by name.

    Tales of Destiny

  • As luck would have it, after drifting hither and thither, it reached a distant shore where a washerman was at work.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • Company's vocabulary a 'washerman' was a man who 'bleached' new-made cloth; and the Company employed a number of bleachers.

    The Story of Madras

  • If he was not attending to needy patients in Lucknow today he would most likely have been a washerman in his birth place, Ballia district of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

    Manish gives hope for those in need of healthcare

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  • The equality he felt in the class with his classmates seemed to no longer stand when he went to their homes as the son of a washerman and washerwoman.

    Manish gives hope for those in need of healthcare

  • But a king should never enter the abode of another person, for Abhira, 2 the king of the Kottas, was killed by a washerman while in the house of another, and in the same way Jayasana, the king of the Kashis, was slain by the commandant of his cavalry.

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

  • In order to see her frequently he should arrange so that the same goldsmith, the same jeweller, the same basket maker, the same dyer, and the same washerman should be employed by the two families.

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

  • That Kshatriya who knows how to correct the faults of behaviour of the other orders and to wash them clean like a washerman is really their father and deserve to be their king.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • That person among Brahmanas or Kshatriyas or Vaisyas who, having fallen away from the proper duties of his order, has become a Sudra, is truly to be compared to such a washerman.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

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