- The definition of a dhobi is a person who washes clothes in India.
An example of dhobi is the person to whom you'd bring your dirty clothes to be washed while traveling in India.
A dhobi with an arm full of laundry.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Hindi ; from dhob, washing; akin to Sanskrit dhvati, (he) cleans, dhavala, shining white ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dheu-, gleaming
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