drip-dry

verb
\ ˈdrip-ˌdrī How to pronounce drip-dry (audio) \
drip-dried; drip-drying; drip-dries

Definition of drip-dry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to dry with few or no wrinkles when hung wet

transitive verb

: to hang (something wet, such as wet clothing) to drip-dry

drip-dry

adjective

Definition of drip-dry (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of a washable fabric that drip-dries

First Known Use of drip-dry

Verb

1953, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Adjective

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Drip-dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drip-dry. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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drip-dry

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English Language Learners Definition of drip-dry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to dry wet clothing by hanging it so that water drips from it

drip-dry

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of drip-dry (Entry 2 of 2)

: able to dry with few or no wrinkles when hung up while wet

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