dhobi

\ \ see DEW

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

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  • Dhobi — Mumbaikar dhobis at work in the Mahalaxmi area Total population 11,700,000 [1] Languages …   Wikipedia

  • dhobi — [dō′bē] n. 〚Hindi < dhob, washing; akin to Sans dhāvati, (he) cleans, dhavala, shining white < IE base * dheu , gleaming〛 in India, a person who does laundry * * * …   Universalium

  • dhobi — [dō′bē] n. [Hindi < dhob, washing; akin to Sans dhāvati, (he) cleans, dhavala, shining white < IE base * dheu , gleaming] in India, a person who does laundry …   English World dictionary

  • dhobi — n. (pl. dhobis) Ind. etc. a washerman or washerwoman. Phrases and idioms: dhobi (or dhobi s) itch a tropical skin disease; an allergic dermatitis. Etymology: Hindi dhobi f. dhob washing …   Useful english dictionary

  • dhobi — UK [ˈdəʊbɪ] / US [ˈdoʊbɪ] noun [countable] Word forms dhobi : singular dhobi plural dhobis Indian English someone whose job is to wash clothes …   English dictionary

  • dhobi — [ dəʊbi] noun (plural dhobis) (in the Indian subcontinent) a person whose occupation is washing clothes. Origin from Hindi dhobī, from dhob washing …   English new terms dictionary

  • dhobi — /ˈdoʊbi/ (say dohbee) noun South Asian English someone employed to do washing; a launderer (traditionally a male Indian who washes clothes by hand). {Hindi dhobī} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dhobi — noun /ˈdəʊbi/ A laundryman in India; a washerman …   Wiktionary

  • dhobi — dho|bi [ doubi ] noun count INDIAN ENGLISH someone whose job is to wash clothes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dhobi — see DEW …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • dhobi — dho·bi …   English syllables

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