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rough-dry

or rough·dry

[ruhf-drahy]
verb (used with object), rough-dried, rough-dry·ing.
  1. to dry (laundry) after washing, without smoothing, ironing, etc.
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adjective
  1. (of laundered clothes, sheets, etc.) dried but not ironed.
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Origin of rough-dry

First recorded in 1830–40
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Historical Examples of rough-dry

  • She insisted on having every piece that moment—clean or dirty, ironed or rough-dry.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • They are put on rough-dry in the morning, and so worn until they are considered dirty enough for another purification.


British Dictionary definitions for rough-dry

rough-dry

adjective
  1. (of clothes or linen) dried ready for pressing
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verb -dries, -drying or -dried
  1. (tr) to dry (clothes or linen) without smoothing or pressing
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