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dho·bi

 (dō′bē)
n. pl. dho·bis
A traditional washer of clothes and linens in South Asia.

[Hindi dhobī, washerman, from dhob, a wash, washing, from Middle Indic dhovvaï, is washed, from earlier *dhauvati, he washes, alteration (influenced by Sanskrit dhauta-, washed) of Sanskrit dhāvati, he washes.]

dhobi

(ˈdəʊbɪ)
n, pl -bis
1. (Sociology) (in India, Malaya, East Africa, etc, esp formerly) a washerman
2. (Professions) (in India, Malaya, East Africa, etc, esp formerly) a washerman
[C19: from Hindi, from dhōb washing; related to Sanskrit dhāvaka washerman]
Translations
indický domorodý pradlák
dhobi òvottamaîur
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