washcloth

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

Nearby words

  1. washateria,
  2. washaway,
  3. washbasin,
  4. washboard,
  5. washbowl,
  6. washday,
  7. washdown,
  8. washed out,
  9. washed up,
  10. washed-out

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

washcloth

/ (ˈwɒʃˌklɒθ) /

noun

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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