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dishpan hands

dishpan hands

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

: hands that are red, rough, and sore because of washing a lot of dishes

Full Definition of DISHPAN HANDS

:  a condition of dryness, redness, and scaling of the hands that results typically from repeated exposure to, sensitivity to, or overuse of cleaning materials (as detergents) used especially in housework

First Known Use of DISHPAN HANDS

1944

dishpan hands

noun plural but singular or plural in construction dish·pan hands \ˈdish-ˌpan-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISHPAN HANDS

:  a condition of dryness, redness, and scaling of the hands that results typically from repeated exposure to, sensitivity to, or overuse of cleaning materials (as detergents) used in housework

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