[ dish-klawth, -kloth ]

noun,plural dish·cloths [dish-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths]. /ˈdɪʃˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.
  1. a cloth for use in washing dishes; dishrag.

Origin of dishcloth

First recorded in 1820–30; dish + cloth
  • Also British, dish·clout [dish-klout]. /ˈdɪʃˌklaʊt/.

Words Nearby dishcloth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use dishcloth in a sentence

  • The dishcloth is the poorest thing with which to wipe pots and pans, for it cannot possibly be free from soap and grease.

  • "You haven't scalded the dishcloth in clean hot water as I told you to do," said Marilla immovably.

    Anne Of Green Gables | Lucy Maud Montgomery

British Dictionary definitions for dishcloth


/ (ˈdɪʃˌklɒθ) /

  1. a cloth or rag for washing or drying dishes: Also called (dialect): dishclout (ˈdɪʃˌkluːt)

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