One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man who is employed to launder clothes and linen.
- ‘As a laundryman in Paris in 1920, he co-founded the French Communist Party, and in 1923 went as its delegate to the Communist International in Moscow.’
- ‘He was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1920, and moved to Harlem where he worked variously as a stoker, an elevator operator, a laundryman and a ship painter.’
- ‘I had a French neighbour, a Bangladeshi plumber, a Pakistani laundryman, a Goan class teacher, and a Swiss-American benchmate in school.’
- ‘This result, unforeseen and unanticipated, led to the day's stonings and near lynchings of Chinese laundrymen unconnected to the alleged crimes.’
- ‘Interestingly, the Milwaukee Sentinel published some stories in the early 1880s that were unusually sympathetic to the city's Asian laundrymen.’
- ‘Once there, the laundryman had ‘done bad things’ to her.’
- ‘He mocks and tortures the Chinese laundryman, though privately his friend, along with the other boys.’
- ‘The men worked as market gardeners, carpenters, laundrymen, and in small business.’
- ‘There would be no more talk of Chinese laundrymen.’
- ‘At ten o'clock, while the hotel guests slept, the two laundrymen sweated on at ‘fancy starch’ till midnight, till one, till two.’
- ‘During the McCarthy period, Chinese laundrymen from New York and San Francisco were victimized.’
- ‘For many years before 1898, foreign residents had to have their clothes washed by native laundrymen.’
- ‘What became of the girls, their families, the two Chinese laundrymen and their fellow Chinese Milwaukeeans?’
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