dishpan hands

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of dishpan hands

  1. :  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

1944

First Known Use of dishpan hands

1944


DISHPAN HANDS Defined for English Language Learners

dishpan hands

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of dishpan hands for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

dishpan hands

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction dish·pan hands \ˈdish-ˌpan-\

Medical Definition of dishpan hands

  1. :  irritant contact dermatitis of the hands that is marked by dry, red, and scaly skin and results from repeated exposure to cleaning materials (as detergents) typically used in housework


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