wash·​cloth | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌklȯth How to pronounce washcloth (audio) , ˈwäsh-\

Definition of washcloth

: a cloth that is used for washing one's face and body

called also facecloth, washrag

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For those with raw or severely dry skin, skip the exfoliator and incorporate a wet washcloth instead for a gentler option. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Definitive Guide to Preventing Dry Skin—From a Top Dermatologist," 26 Oct. 2018 Wrap an ice cube in a washcloth and hold it on the spot for a few minutes. Beth Janes, Seventeen, "What to Do the *Second* a Pimple Appears," 7 Aug. 2018 Just put a few drops on a cotton ball or washcloth and inhale as needed. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "6 Best Essential Oils To Help You On Your Summer Travels," 7 July 2017 Luckily, your eyes should heal on their own if this happens to you, although self-care methods like putting a cold washcloth over your eyes and taking pain relievers may help in the meantime, the Cleveland Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Entirely Preventable Eye Injuries Doctors See Way Too Often," 1 Nov. 2018 Many reviewers on Amazon have pointed out that these washcloths feel luxurious, which is impressive for the price. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "3,000 People Swear By These 66 Cent Amazon Washcloths," 9 Aug. 2018 In addition to a large bath sheet (slightly larger than your average bath towel), the collection also features a standard-sized bath towel, hand towel, washcloth, and bath mat. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "Brooklinen's New Super Plush Towel Dried My Waist-Length Hair in Under 10 Minutes," 10 May 2018 For your skincare routine, consider using reusable cloth rounds or a soft washcloth instead of disposable cotton pads or face wipes. Mandy Ferreira, Good Housekeeping, "17 Ways To Produce Less Trash And Save Money—According To Zero Wasters," 12 July 2017 Then, with a warm, wet washcloth gently wipe it all off. Larell Scardelli, Good Housekeeping, "11 Old Fashioned Beauty Treatments Grandma Used That You Should Too," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of washcloth

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of washcloth was in 1863

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English Language Learners Definition of washcloth

US : a small piece of cloth that you use to wash your face and body


wash·​cloth | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌklȯth How to pronounce washcloth (audio) , ˈwäsh-\

Kids Definition of washcloth

: a small towel for washing the face and body

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