Definitions

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  • n. A maid responsible for laundry.

Etymologies

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laundry +‎ maid

Examples

  • Lisbeth having set the laundrymaid to work, was once more her usual smiling self, and was quite pleased to hear the news.

    Hunter's Marjory A Story for Girls

  • In my youth, the pursuit was associated exclusively with laundry-workers, but in later years I realised that, except in that small proportion of houses where servants are kept, every woman is a laundrymaid, and that in every house throughout the land, or indeed throughout the world, the cleaning and the washing are done mainly by women, by wives and mothers, their girl children or women servants.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • It was Bella the laundrymaid -- she saw him from the window, and had a turn.

    Rest Harrow A Comedy of Resolution

  • "I know my business, and do not fear service; there are more places than parish churches: if you wash at home, you should have a laundrymaid; if you give entertainments, you must have a cookmaid; if you have any needlework, you should have a chambermaid; and such a house as this is enough for a housemaid, in all conscience."

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11

  • I suppose it's not your doing that she's been degraded from laundrymaid to washing dishes in the scullery?

    A Sportsman's Sketches Works of Ivan Turgenev, Volume I

  • 'What a strange creature that Gerasim is!' piped a fat laundrymaid;

    The Torrents of Spring

  • "What a strange creature that Gerasim is!" piped a fat laundrymaid;

    Stories by Foreign Authors: Russian

  • ‘What a strange creature that Gerasim is!’ piped a fat laundrymaid; ‘fancy, upsetting himself like that over a dog ....

    Mumu

  • I suppose it’s not your doing that she’s been degraded from laundrymaid to washing dishes in the scullery?

    A Sportsman's Sketches

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