laundress

noun
laun·​dress | \ ˈlȯn-drəs How to pronounce laundress (audio) , ˈlän- \

Definition of laundress

: a woman who is a laundry worker

Examples of laundress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the family still depended on relief, even as his mother, Lillian Isabelle (Brown) Jones, held a series of low-paying jobs: housemaid, laundress, ladies’ restroom attendant in a theater. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Nathaniel R. Jones, rights lawyer and federal judge, dies at 93," 5 Feb. 2020 But the family still depended on relief, even as his mother, Lillian Isabelle (Brown) Jones, held a series of low-paying jobs: housemaid, laundress, ladies’ restroom attendant in a theater. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Nathaniel R. Jones, rights lawyer and federal judge, dies at 93," 5 Feb. 2020 But the family still depended on relief, even as his mother, Lillian Isabelle (Brown) Jones, held a series of low-paying jobs: housemaid, laundress, ladies’ restroom attendant in a theater. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Nathaniel R. Jones, rights lawyer and federal judge, dies at 93," 5 Feb. 2020 But the family still depended on relief, even as his mother, Lillian Isabelle (Brown) Jones, held a series of low-paying jobs: housemaid, laundress, ladies’ restroom attendant in a theater. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Nathaniel R. Jones, rights lawyer and federal judge, dies at 93," 5 Feb. 2020 But the family still depended on relief, even as his mother, Lillian Isabelle (Brown) Jones, held a series of low-paying jobs: housemaid, laundress, ladies’ restroom attendant in a theater. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Nathaniel R. Jones, rights lawyer and federal judge, dies at 93," 5 Feb. 2020 Working as a laundress for St. Louis hair care entrepreneur Addie Monroe (a fictional character inspired by Annie Turnbo Malone), Walker is rejected when asking to become one of Monroe's sales agents. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "'Self Made' trailer: Madam C.J. Walker wants to eclipse Carnegie, Ford and Rockefeller," 25 Feb. 2020 But the family still depended on relief, even as his mother, Lillian Isabelle (Brown) Jones, held a series of low-paying jobs: housemaid, laundress, ladies’ restroom attendant in a theater. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Nathaniel R. Jones, rights lawyer and federal judge, dies at 93," 5 Feb. 2020 But the family still depended on relief, even as his mother, Lillian Isabelle (Brown) Jones, held a series of low-paying jobs: housemaid, laundress, ladies’ restroom attendant in a theater. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Nathaniel R. Jones, rights lawyer and federal judge, dies at 93," 5 Feb. 2020

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1550, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2020

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“Laundress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laundress. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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