What is another word for dhobi?

Pronunciation: [dˈə͡ʊba͡ɪ] (IPA)

Dhobi, a common term used in India, refers to a person who washes clothes for others. However, there are various synonyms for this term depending on the region and dialect. In some parts of India, a dhobi is referred to as a laundryman, washerman, or even a clothes cleaner. Other colloquial words that are used include dhogar, laundry-wala, and washer-woman. These words can be used interchangeably and are often used depending on the dialect spoken in a particular area. Nevertheless, all these words describe a person who earns a livelihood by washing clothes for others.

What are the hypernyms for Dhobi?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Dhobi

The dhobi is beating our clothes white on stones in the tank.
"Olivia in India"
O. Douglas
As the message died away, the trap-door in the floor was slowly tilted upwards and through the opening crawled an obvious member of the dhobi class.
"By-Ways of Bombay"
S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.
It is said also that they will not have their clothes washed by a dhobi, nor wear shoes made by a Chamar, nor take food touched by any Hindu.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II"
R. V. Russell

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