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dishrag

[ dish-rag ]

noun

  1. a dishcloth.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dishrag1

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; dish + rag 1

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Example Sentences

Our life will become intolerable…Israeli will become a Middle East dishrag.

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

If we were soaked, the woods were wetter still, and everything normally inflammable seemed as water-logged as a dishrag.

Wash your dishrag and drying towel every day, and hang them up to dry in the sun.

They soon looked like a bifurcated dishrag, and taking them off, he threw them away.

A lonely bat, settled for the winter, hung like an old stiff dishrag from a beam.

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