Origin of drip-dry

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for drip-dry

drip-dry


adjective

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
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