Translation of laundress in Spanish:


lavandera, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlɔːndrəs//ˈlɔndrəs/


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    lavandera feminine
    • Almost all working free women of colour laboured in towns, as tavern-keepers and innkeepers, petty retailers, seamstresses, laundresses, and domestics.
    • In the Middle Ages the laundresses would drape the household sheets over lavender bushes to dry and to impart their fresh, clean scent.
    • Across the river a laundress scrubs clothes on the water-steps.
    • Careless of his duties, a herdsman in a saffron tunic plays his pipe to a young laundress delectable in suntan and ultramarine blue.
    • Many of them provided indispensable services as laundresses, cooks and nurses.
    • This is a migratory anecdote, a printed version of which appeared in England in 1631, where it was told about a laundress who had apparently hoarded money for provisions for her wake.
    • The life of London laundresses in the mid-19th century is a major theme in a new exhibition at The Women's Library.
    • Black women were signed on as nurses instead of laundresses or cooks only when they were to serve in all-black hospitals or relegated to nurse infectious white patients.
    • Records do show that free Black women served during the Civil War as nurses, laundresses and cooks.
    • As a laundress, she supported us until our financial situation improved.
    • Irish working class girls were viewed as drunken and feckless, only suitable to be housemaids or laundresses.
    • Looking out of the picture, presumably watching the cauldron as it boils more water, the laundress immerses clothes in a wooden tub frothed with over-running foam.
    • Among women, common occupations included servants and waitresses, and seamstresses or laundresses, with smaller groups of laborers and factory workers.
    • Because of their lowly social status and outspoken behavior, the reputation of laundresses in late eighteenth-century Spain was problematic at best.
    • Two laundresses had taken pity on her and had shown her the way since they were headed that direction anyway.
    • Concentrated primarily as laborers, teamsters, deliverymen, waiters, servants, maids and laundresses, they held many of the lowest paid and least skilled jobs in the city.
    • Katalyn was one of the many laundresses required to make an army camp work.
    • She thought of Maurice's shirts, the many she had seen pausing to help the laundresses.
    • He primarily painted the crew but like his laundresses, in no specifically individual way.
    • Brown points out that many of the bank's loyal supporters were laundresses.