rough-dry

verb
\ ˈrəf-ˈdrī How to pronounce rough-dry (audio) \
rough-dried; rough-drying; rough-dries

Definition of rough-dry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to dry (laundry) without smoothing or ironing

rough-dry

adjective

Definition of rough-dry (Entry 2 of 2)

: being dry after laundering but not ironed or smoothed over rough-dry clothes

First Known Use of rough-dry

Verb

1778, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Rough-dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough-dry. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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