dhobi

noun dho·bi
variants: or less commonly dhobie \ˈdōbē\

Definition of dhobi

plural -s
:a member of a low caste of India employed as washermen :washerman

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Origin and Etymology of dhobi

Hindi dhobī; akin to Sanskrit dhāvaka dhobi, dhāvati he washes, dhavala white, Greek thoos bright, shining


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