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90s Slang You Should Know

dry wash

clothes, curtains, etc., washed and dried but not yet ironed.
Compare wet wash.
wash (def 42).
Origin of dry wash
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The other two had plenty of shelter behind boulders in that dry wash and they blazed away every time I moved.

  • A dry wash is the bed of a river that runs only in the rainy season.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • Ramona gave a startled cry and pointed an outstretched finger at some riders emerging from a dry wash.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • It had been fired from the bank of the dry wash, some hundred and fifty yards away.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Johnny, McNally, and I took charge of the dry wash, and the rest of the party tackled the bar.

    Gold Stewart White
  • Geronimo raced into the dry wash where the rest awaited him.

    The Story of Geronimo James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • We followed him for ten minutes up a dry wash filled with bowlders and dry brush.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • A ravine or dry wash was finally encountered, when Dell dismounted.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • A half hour later the raiders made a second stop in a dry wash.

    The Story of Geronimo James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Towards night we came to a large, dry wash with cotton woods growing along it.

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