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  • n. A woman employed to wash clothes (to do laundry).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman employed in a laundry; a laundress.

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

  • n. a working woman who takes in washing


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