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Meaning of "dhobi" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DHOBI

From Hindi, from dhōb washing; related to Sanskrit dhāvaka washerman.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DHOBI

dhobi  [ˈdəʊbɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DHOBI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dhobi is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DHOBI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dhobi

Dhobi is a caste group primary belong to India and Pakistan and are said to specialized in washing clothes. The word Dhobi is derived from the Hindi word dhona, which means to wash. They are found throughout North India, Gujarat, Maharashtra as well as the Punjab province of Pakistan, where they are known as Gazar. A dhobi is likely to be of many different origins, with those whose ancestors took the occupation of washing clothes evolving over time into a distinct caste bound by rules of endogamy. Most Dhobis follow the customs and traditions of the region they live, so for example those in North India speak Hindi, while those in Maharashtra speak Marathi.

Definition of dhobi in the English dictionary

The definition of dhobi in the dictionary is a washerman.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DHOBI


adobe
əˈdəʊbɪ
dobie
ˈdəʊbɪ
globy
ˈɡləʊbɪ
Gobi
ˈɡəʊbɪ
goby
ˈɡəʊbɪ
Jacobi
dʒæˈkəʊbɪ
Kobe
ˈkəʊbɪ
mobie
ˈməʊbɪ
moby
ˈməʊbɪ
Nairobi
naɪˈrəʊbɪ
obi
ˈəʊbɪ
Okeechobee
ˌəʊkɪˈtʃəʊbɪ
Robey
ˈrəʊbɪ
Tobey
ˈtəʊbɪ
toby
ˈtəʊbɪ
xenophoby
ˈzɛnəˌfəʊbɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DHOBI

dhamma
dhansak
dharma
dharmic
dharmsala
dharmshala
dharna
Dhaulagiri
DHB
DHEA
DHEAS
dhobi itch
dhol
dhole
dholl
dhooti
dhootie
dhoti
dhow

WORDS THAT END LIKE DHOBI

Abu Dhabi
Albi
alibi
Babi
bambi
bi
combi
Gobbi
Jambi
limbi
Nabi
Panjabi
Punjabi
rabbi
rabi
renminbi
syllabi
tabi
wasabi
zombi

Synonyms and antonyms of dhobi in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dhobi» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DHOBI

Find out the translation of dhobi to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dhobi from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dhobi» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

dhobi
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dhobi
570 millions of speakers

English

dhobi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धोबी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

dhobi
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Dhobi
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dhobi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

dhobi
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dhobi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dhobi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dhobi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

洗濯夫
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

dhobi
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhobi
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

dhobi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துணி வெளுப்பவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ढोबि
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dhobi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dhobi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dhobi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Dhobi
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Dhobi
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

dhobi
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

dhobi
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Dhobi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dhobi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dhobi

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DHOBI»

The term «dhobi» is regularly used and occupies the 88.565 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DHOBI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dhobi

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DHOBI»

Discover the use of dhobi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dhobi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopaedia of Backward Castes
... Navada, Ezingabhui (MP) Dhobi (AN) Dhobi (CH) Dhobi (DN) Dhobi ( excluding those in S/C) (MP) Dhobi (excluding those in S.C.) (DE) Dhobi (GD) Dhobi (GU) Dhobi (Muslims) (KA) Dhobi (RA) Dhobi (Washermen) (JK) Dhobi, Batham, ...
M. L. Mathur, 2004
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The Castes and Tribes of H.E.H. the Nizam's Dominions
Dhobi, Chakla, Parit, Agesaru, Warathi, Madiyal, Ramdu — the washerman caste of the Telingana, Marathwadi and Carnatic Districts. Styled as ' Manjushar,' the washermen, according to Manu, are born of a Vaidehik father and an Ugra ...
Syed Siraj ul Hassan, 1920
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Daman and Diu
The Dhobi, a community of washermen, also call themselves Rajput Dhobi. Though they claim to have a link with the Rajput there is no authentic information to verify their statement. They are divided into four endogamous territorial divisions ...
Kumar Suresh Singh, B. R. Solanki, N. K. Sinha, 1994
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Encyclopaedia of Untouchables Ancient, Medieval and Modern
This group of washer men, dyers, calico printers and tailors are called Dhobi, the Chhimba, the Rangrez, Chhipas, the Lilari and Charhoa. The terms, at any rate in the west of Punjab, denote occupations rather than the true castes; and the line ...
Raj Kumar, 2008
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Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: sasay to zorgot
love. But their parents and petty caste considerations stood in the way of their marriage. Dhobi was married off to a rich man of the neighbouring village. Soon after the great famine of Na- anka overtook Orissa, devastating its entire social fabric ...
Mohan Lal, 1992
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Delhi
Dhobi-Wallahs In India there's hardly any need for more than one change of clothes. Every day there will be a knock on your hotel door and the laundry boy will collect all those dusty, sweaty clothes you wore yesterday. Every evening those ...
Patrick Horton, 2002
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Rajasthan
A community of washerman, the Dhobi or Dhoba, have derived the name from the Hindi word dhona which means to wash. They claim to have originated from Rajput. They are distributed all over the state. Their main concentration is in Ajmer ...
K. S. Singh, 1998
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The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India ...
In Bengal Sir H. Risley states7that “the Dhobi often gives up hiscaste trade and follows the profession ofa writer, messenger or collector of rent (tahsīldār), and itis an old native tradition that a BengaliDhobi was thefirst interpreter the English  ...
R. V. Russell, 1997
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
DHOBI sheets go to the dhobi?' (P.B.)—3. Hence, one's laundry: Services': since ca. 1945. 'What'll I do with my dhobi?'-'Take it up the QM's [Quartermaster's storesl'. See also flying dhobi.' " dhobi, v. To wash one's clothes; often in form ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Manto: Selected Stories
Our dhobi had fallen ill, then tried treating his illness with the spurious alcohol that was being made illegally and sold in secret. It made him dangerously ill, bringing him close to death. I was incredibly busy at the time, leaving the house at six ...
Saadat Hasan Manto, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DHOBI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dhobi is used in the context of the following news items.
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Girls, here's your chance to work in Aamir's film - Hindustan Times
“Advait was an assistant director on Kiran Rao's Dhobi Ghat (2011). He wanted to work with Aamir to understand the nuances of film production ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
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Ramadan 1436: Star-struck | TwoCircles.net
It's more accessible too, since it's the area where he stays, trying to get by, working as a dhobi. "Anurag Kashyap's office is closeby," he tells me, ... «TwoCircles.net, Jul 15»
3
Shrinking greenery forced the lizard-couple to take shelter in the …
"We had a `dhobi ghat` there but it was shifted so that we can construct a new building there. It`s now overgrown with weeds. I have asked it to ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
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Jaitley to inaugurate drug rehab centre in Amritsar next week
The Amritsar rehab centre has been set up at Dhobi Ghat next to the government medical college. "Previously, we have had de-addiction ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Aamir Khan to lose weight for 'Dangal'
People have seen his dhobi pachad moves already but for the other fight sequences, his body needs to be more flexible which is why the ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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FTII row: Kiran Rao, other celebs support students
Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has films like "Dhobi Ghat" to her credit, said the appointment of political figures in key positions in cultural ... «Saudi Gazette, Jul 15»
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Meet Sameer Nair, the suit-clad storyteller
Though he studied physics at Dhobi Talao's St Xavier's College, the Bandra boy — his childhood home was at Almeida Park — confesses that ... «Mid-Day, Jul 15»
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Our identity creates obstacles for us: Transgender activists
Bollywood actor Monica Dogra, known for her solemn roles in films like 'David' and 'Dhobi Ghat' stressed on the need of removing stigma ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
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FTII Row: Kiran Rao, Other Celebs Support Students Against …
Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has films like Dhobi Ghat to her credit, said the appointment of political figures in key positions in cultural institutions ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
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Jatavs on top of SC population in UP | Lucknow NYOOOZ
While the Dhobi community retains the third spot with a population of 24. 32 lakh persons, the Kori community is at number 4 with a population ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dhobi [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dhobi>. Sep 2020 ».
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