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dhobi

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EtymologyEdit

From Hindi धोबी (dhōbī, washerman)[1]

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dhobi (plural dhobis)

  1. A laundryman in India and Pakistan; a washerman.
    • “A dhobi is a washerman in India and Pakistan. Dhobis usually run door to door collecting ... All the dhobis wash their linen in the Mahalaxmi area known as Dhobi Ghat.” [1]
    • The 'dhobi khana' at Fort Kochi was once throbbing with activity. ... "The first dhobi khana was under the Madras Presidency...” [2]

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  1. ^ Platts, John T. धोबी from A dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English] Oxford. 1884.

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