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washcloth

[ wosh-klawth, -kloth, wawsh- ]

noun

, plural wash·cloths [wosh, -klaw, th, z, -klo, th, z, -klawths, -kloths, wawsh, -].
  1. a small cloth for washing one's face or body.


washcloth

/ ˈwɒʃˌklɒθ /

noun

  1. another name for dishcloth
  2. a small piece of cloth used to wash the face and hands Also called (in Britain and certain other countries)face clothflannel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of washcloth1

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; wash + cloth
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Example Sentences

To squeeze in some extra storage, Cruzado suggests using a small shelf in a corner for everyday items or a grouping of shelves on the wall for towels and washcloths.

This is just a reminder to stop the drain or place a washcloth over the drain in your bathroom sink to catch anything that falls in.

Apply the full-strength cleaner to a clean washcloth or terry cloth.

Is there a more dreadful sensation than that of your stomach wringing itself out like a washcloth?

I stroke his muscles with a soapy washcloth, picking out the embedded flecks of glass with my fingernails.

I took a washcloth, made it really hot, put it over my chest, and prayed, ‘Please don’t let them grow any bigger!

Hanging on a wooden peg driven into a hole, drilled in the cabin's wall, were a clean towel and washcloth.

When I blew the last note, I was wrung out as a washcloth, but I summoned the energy to zip over to the hatch and block it.

Fortunately the family washcloth hadn't been discovered by the time ours was produced; and we proceeded to wash.

After we had finished with the basin of hot water, Mrs. Wong took advantage of it, having found her own washcloth in the meantime.

Alan shook his head, got up off his chair, went inside for a cold washcloth and an ice pack, and came back out.

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