a dishcloth.

Origin of dishrag

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; dish + rag1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for dishrag

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

Examples from the Web for dishrag

Contemporary Examples of dishrag

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

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    Bibi Gun

    Bernard Avishai

    September 14, 2012

Historical Examples of dishrag

  • 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