dish·​cloth | \ ˈdish-ˌklȯth How to pronounce dishcloth (audio) \

Definition of dishcloth

: a cloth for washing dishes

Examples of dishcloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One pack of these Swedish dishcloths replaces up to 150 rolls of paper towels. Braelyn Wood,, "These 7 Alternatives to Paper Towels Are the Perfect Sustainable Swap During the Shortage," 13 May 2020 Typically made of a biodegradable fabric blend of cotton and cellulose, Swedish dishcloths become soft and foam-like upon being soaked in water. Nina Huang,, "Can’t Find Paper Towels? These Reusable Alternatives Are Still in Stock," 21 Apr. 2020 The site carries household goods including body wash, hair-care kits and reusable dishcloths. Bonnie Mccarthy, Los Angeles Times, "Want way less plastic packaging in your deliveries? Order from these brands," 22 Apr. 2020 Swedish dishcloths — which are more durable than paper towels but just as easy to use — are great reusable options, and retailers like Etsy, Wayfair, and Anthropologie still have them in stock. Nina Huang,, "Can’t Find Paper Towels? These Reusable Alternatives Are Still in Stock," 21 Apr. 2020 Kitchen sponges are absorbent but get germy and don’t last, and washable dishcloths can be wimpy. Lynn Redmile, Good Housekeeping, "The 2020 Good Housekeeping Top-Tested Cleaning Awards," 8 Apr. 2020 Cover with a damp dishcloth and put in a warm place. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "This stunning star bread is a shout-out to Bake Shop sweet rolls from Girdwood," 20 Dec. 2019 Spread the seeds across a cutting board, then pat dry with a dishcloth. Washington Post, "Take those pumpkin seeds, and make a chocolaty treat," 8 Oct. 2019 Reduce your dependence on paper towels — reusable dishcloths or rags work just as well for most cleanups. Sue Mcmillin, The Denver Post, "McMillin: The Amazon may be burning, but just to be clear, we are wiping away boreal forests," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of dishcloth

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Dishcloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dishcloth

: a cloth that is used for washing dishes

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