Definition of laundryman in English:



  • 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?’