A dhobi with an arm full of laundry.
An example of dhobi is the person to whom you'd bring your dirty clothes to be washed while traveling in India.
Origin of dhobiHindi ; from dhob, washing; akin to Sanskrit dh?vati, (he) cleans, dhavala, shining white ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dheu-, gleaming
Origin of dhobiHindi dhob&imacron;, washerman, from dhob, a wash, washing, from Middle Indic dhovva&idie;, is washed, from earlier *dhauvati, he washes, alteration (influenced by Sanskrit dhauta-, washed) of Sanskrit dh&amacron;vati, he washes.
From Hindi धोबी (dhōbī, “washerman”)