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 dhvati, (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 dhovva&idie;, is washed, from earlier *dhauvati, he washes, alteration (influenced by Sanskrit dhauta-, washed) of Sanskrit dhāvati, he washes.
From Hindi धोबी (dhōbī, “washerman”)