- to dry (laundry) after washing, without smoothing, ironing, etc.
- (of laundered clothes, sheets, etc.) dried but not ironed.
Origin of rough-dry
First recorded in 1830–40
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Historical Examples of rough-dry
- (of clothes or linen) dried ready for pressing
- (tr) to dry (clothes or linen) without smoothing or pressing
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