[ adjective, noun drip-drahy; verb drip-drahy, -drahy ]
/ adjective, noun ˈdrɪpˌdraɪ; verb ˈdrɪpˈdraɪ, -ˌdraɪ /
verb (used without object), drip-dried, drip-dry·ing.
(of a cloth item) to dry into a desired form and shape when hung dripping wet after washing.
verb (used with object), drip-dried, drip-dry·ing.
to hang (a cloth item) after washing while it is dripping wet and allow it to dry, especially in anticipation of its assuming its desired form and shape during the drying process.
noun, plural drip-dries.
a garment or other cloth item that can be washed and drip-dried.
Order Your Coffee Like A BossRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Why Do We Use Onomatopoeia?Few words are as fun to say as onomatopoeia, but what the heck does it mean?
- drip coffee,
- drip feed,
- drip grind,
- drip irrigation,
- drip painting,
- dripping pan
Origin of drip-dry
First recorded in 1950–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
designating clothing or a fabric that will dry relatively free of creases if hung up when wet
verb -dries, -drying or -dried
to dry or become dry thus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012