floor·​cloth ˈflȯr-ˌklȯth How to pronounce floorcloth (audio)
plural floorcloths ˈflȯr-ˌklȯt͟hz How to pronounce floorcloth (audio)
: a usually decorated heavy cloth (as of canvas) used for a floor covering

Word History

First Known Use

1746, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of floorcloth was in 1746

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Cite this Entry

“Floorcloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floorcloth. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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