A dhobi with an arm full of laundry.
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.
in India, a person who does laundry
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
A traditional washer of clothes and linens in South Asia.
Origin of dhobiHindi 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
From Hindi धोबी (dhōbī, “washerman”)