[ wosh-klawth, -kloth, wawsh- ]
/ ˈwɒʃˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ, ˈwɔʃ- /

noun, plural wash·cloths [wosh-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs, ˈwɔʃ-/.

a small cloth for washing one's face or body.

Origin of washcloth

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; wash + cloth
Also called facecloth, washrag.
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British Dictionary definitions for washcloth

/ (ˈwɒʃˌklɒθ) /


another name for dishcloth
US and Canadian a small piece of cloth used to wash the face and handsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): face cloth, flannel
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