A woman employed to launder clothes or linens.(noun)
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Use "laundress" in a sentence
"She will identify herself as a laundress, which is her part-time profession, but from the witness stand she'll be in a position to make direct eye contact with the D.A., the judge, and the members of the jury."
"When I was about ten our laundress was an African woman, very big, very dark, with a check handkerchief over her frizzy hair."
"The laundress was a long time gone, and Gilbert sat alone in the dismal little bedroom, where there had never been the smallest attempt at comfort since John Saltram had occupied it."