laun·​dry·​man | \ ˈlȯn-drē-mən How to pronounce laundryman (audio) , ˈlän- \

Definition of laundryman

: a man who is a laundry worker

Examples of laundryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "In ‘Kraft,’ German author Jonas Lüscher pokes fun at Silicon Valley’s shiny elitism and rabid faith in technology," 18 Nov. 2020 Think of a laundryman standing there eight to 10 hours a day, for an excellent number of years. NBC news, "'A sad and glorious history': One of NYC's last Chinese hand laundries closes," 9 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of laundryman

1708, in the meaning defined above

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“Laundryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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