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dishrag

[dish-rag]
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noun
  1. a dishcloth.
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Origin of dishrag

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; dish + rag1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

scrap, remnant, shred, tatter, dishrag, dustcloth, wiper

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  • We save a piece of bread for the last, with which we wipe up everything, and then eat the dishrag.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

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

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

    The Ego Machine

    Henry Kuttner

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

    In the Oregon Country

    George Palmer Putnam