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- n. Plural form of laundrywoman.
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All these occupations were to some degree tolerable, but very poor girls worked as servants, laundrywomen, singers and bakers, as musicians at weddings and as mourners in the houses of the deceased — professions which were considered inferior.
He celebrated the squabbling of laundrywomen, drinkers, and market traders, and mourned the passing of aristocrats and popes—Bologna was under papal rule during this period.
After the war, laundrywomen were no longer allowed and people of all walks of life had to do their own washing.