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

Definition of dishrag

Examples of dishrag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of dishrag

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dishrag was in 1839

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“Dishrag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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