dish·​rag | \ ˈdish-ˌrag How to pronounce dishrag (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Kelsey, who was peppy but emphatic, instructed us to push, skip, reach, clap, march, roll our shoulders, shake our booties, twist our torsos like a dishrag, and pay attention to our cores. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Jazzercise Is Immortal," 13 June 2019 The interior and exterior of the machine can be wiped down with a damp dishrag, microfiber cloth or even paper towels. Jolie Kerr, SELF, "How to Clean an Instant Pot, Spiralizer, and Other Tricky Kitchen Tools," 24 Apr. 2018 Ditch disposables Instead of single-use items, choose their counterparts that your great-grandparents would have used like cloth napkins, handkerchiefs, dishrags and dishtowels, and real cutlery and flatware. Mandy Ferreira, Good Housekeeping, "17 Ways To Produce Less Trash And Save Money—According To Zero Wasters," 12 July 2017

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Dishrag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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