wash·​cloth ˈwȯsh-ˌklȯth How to pronounce washcloth (audio)
: a cloth that is used for washing one's face and body

called also facecloth, washrag

Examples of washcloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The set includes two oversized bath towels measuring 27 by 54 inches, two hand towels, and two washcloths, all made from 100 percent cotton. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 16 Apr. 2024 Rinse it off and pat dry with a washcloth for brighter, bouncy skin. Iman Balagam, Vogue, 4 Apr. 2024 Once it's attached securely to the wall, put heavier or most-used items, such as bottles of body lotion or washcloths, on the bottom. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Mar. 2024 According to Ayurveda, this means that the Kansa is doing its job, and the graying effect can be washed off easily with a warm washcloth. Isabella Ubaldi, Health, 20 Mar. 2024 Once the dye is rinsed away, use body wash and a washcloth or loofah to remove excess petroleum jelly. Tracee Cornforth, Verywell Health, 1 Mar. 2024 Like a number of the washcloths on our list, the Brooklinen Super-Plush washcloths come Standard 100 certified by Oeko-Tex. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 12 Feb. 2024 Put it in your guest bathroom along with these $7 washcloths for a hotel-like experience. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 The set includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths. $79 on Amazon This Remikstyt Chunky Cardigan For A Pop Of Color Wrap yourself in the epitome of coziness and style with this Remikstyt Chunky Cardigan that is your next go-to wardrobe staple as the seasons change. Matthew Parker, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of washcloth was in 1863

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“Washcloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washcloth. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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wash·​cloth -ˌklȯth How to pronounce washcloth (audio)
: a cloth for washing one's face and body

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