Definition of laundress
: a woman who is a laundry worker
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As told in this compelling stage story, young Freda Josephine was made to leave her family's home at age 8 when her mother, who worked as a laundress, arranged for to work as a live-in maid for wealthy family.
His father was a public accountant and his mother a cook or laundress, depending on the account, but for murky reasons they were gone from his life in early childhood.
There are a chef, a housekeeper, and a laundress, and two housemen/waiters; Basso's group also had a captained boat at their disposal day and night.
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