Part of speech: noun

A washerwoman.

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Usage examples "laundress":

  1. There must be people who supplied things to the cottage- the restaurant, the pharmacien, the laundress. - "Blind Love", 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", 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", Wilkie Collins.