acid-washed

adjective
\ ˈa-səd-ˌwȯsht How to pronounce acid-washed (audio) , -ˌwäsht \
variants: or less commonly acid-wash \ ˈa-​səd-​ˌwȯsh How to pronounce acid-washed (audio) , -​ˌwäsh \

Definition of acid-washed

: of, relating to, or being a fabric or a garment that has been treated with a bleach solution to produce a streaked or discolored appearance

First Known Use of acid-washed

1987, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About acid-washed

Time Traveler for acid-washed

Time Traveler

The first known use of acid-washed was in 1987

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near acid-washed

acid value

acid-washed

acid wood

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for acid-washed

Cite this Entry

“Acid-washed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acid-washed. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!