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

Examples of dishrag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Pasher was turning to find the sideline official, Fray reacted to his own shove by flopping onto the ground like a wet dishrag. Joseph Goodman |, al, 8 June 2023 Being a dishrag extends beyond cooking, of course. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 26 Sep. 2022 Their posture resembled a wet dishrag. J. Michael, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Mar. 2021 But Aleksandr, practically blind to all of this with dishrag ski mask around his head, could only hear the commotion of the waterway. Natalia Yermak Nicole Tung, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2022 The sale, like too much of what the Met does these days, was a damp dishrag. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 4 Nov. 2021 Why the hell not? Go ahead and wear that dishrag on your head and rock out to Queen. Allison Hope; Illustration By Leanza Abucayan, CNN, 31 Jan. 2021 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, 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, 24 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dishrag was in 1839

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“Dishrag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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