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  • n. A laundryman in India and Pakistan; a washerman.


From Hindi धोबी (dhōbī, "washerman") (Wiktionary)



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  • I've seen this one in WWF, as well! Thanks for adding!

    August 20, 2011

  • No, dhobi or dobi is Hindi for laundry. the dobi walla or wallah is the person (often male) who does the laundry

    August 16, 2008

  • an Indian washerwoman

    August 16, 2008