Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[flawr-klawth, -kloth, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ, ˈfloʊr-/
noun, plural floorcloths
[flawr-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs, ˈfloʊr-/ (Show IPA)
a cloth for washing or wiping floors.
a piece of cloth or the like, as crash, drugget, or linoleum, used with or without a carpet for covering a floor.
Origin of floorcloth
First recorded in 1740-50; floor + cloth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for floorcloth
Historical Examples
  • Kamptulicon, a floorcloth composed of cork and india-rubber or similar substance.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Linoleum, a floorcloth, being a composition of cork and linseed oil with chloride of silver.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • In one part of the room an old woman was kneeling down scrubbing the floorcloth.

    Hard Pressed Fred M. White

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for floorcloth

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for floorcloth

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for floorcloth