laun·​dry·​man ˈlȯn-drē-mən How to pronounce laundryman (audio)
: a man who is a laundry worker

Examples of laundryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The town’s Chinese laundryman and cook Kai (Lawrence Kao) knows everyone’s dirty laundry (literally) and is always around at the right moment to learn even more. Latoya Ferguson, Variety, 5 Oct. 2022 An aged Italian peddler and a white laundryman were stabbed to death by Blacks. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 4 Sep. 2022 In the 1980s, young Kraft and his best friend — a Hungarian laundryman who accidentally defected — remake themselves into voluble proponents of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2020 Think of a laundryman standing there eight to 10 hours a day, for an excellent number of years. NBC news, 9 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laundryman was in 1708

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“Laundryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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