bone-dry

[ bohn-drahy ]
/ ˈboʊnˈdraɪ /

adjective

very dry.
very thirsty.
Slang. dry (def. 17).
Ceramics. (of clay) thoroughly dried.

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Origin of bone-dry

First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for bone-dry

bone-dry

adjective

informal
  1. completely drya bone-dry well
  2. (postpositive)the well was bone dry
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