What does the word laundress mean?

Usage examples for laundress

  1. There must be people who supplied things to the cottage- the restaurant, the pharmacien, the laundress. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. He must give the laundress as little to wash as possible; and, in order not to wear out his clothes, he must take them off as soon as he got home, and wear only his cotton dressing- gown, which had been long and carefully saved. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  3. I saw our amiable laundress in the passage, on her knees, trying to open an inner door which seemed to be locked. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins