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[dish-rag] /ˈdɪʃˌræg/
a dishcloth.
Origin of dishrag
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; dish + rag1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Our life will become intolerable…Israeli will become a Middle East dishrag.

    Bibi Gun Bernard Avishai September 14, 2012
Historical Examples
  • We save a piece of bread for the last, with which we wipe up everything, and then eat the dishrag.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • Wash your dishrag and drying towel every day, and hang them up to dry in the sun.

  • Limp as a dishrag, the lovely creature hung from Martin's arm and gazed up at her captor with idolatrous admiration.

    The Ego Machine Henry Kuttner
  • If we were soaked, the woods were wetter still, and everything normally inflammable seemed as water-logged as a dishrag.

    In the Oregon Country George Palmer Putnam
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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