rough-dry

1 of 2

verb

rough-dried; rough-drying; rough-dries

transitive verb

: to dry (laundry) without smoothing or ironing

rough-dry

2 of 2

adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1778, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rough-dry was in 1778

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Cite this Entry

“Rough-dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough-dry. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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