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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Every day an attendant puts fresh washcloths scented with eucalyptus oil in a cold refrigerator for people who want to mop their brows while exercising. Los Angeles Times, "Los Angeles apartment owners race to add luxury amenities," 11 Aug. 2019 And offering that child a cool washcloth is a tender and empowering bit of motherly medicine. Amy Dickinson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Generous friend is overwhelmed by ‘gimmes’," 23 June 2019 By swiping a gentle peel pad (like Dr. Gross's Alpha Beta Peel) over your skin daily to chemically exfoliate it (versus physically exfoliating your face with an actual facial scrub or cleanser applied with a washcloth). Carly Cardellino, Cosmopolitan, "15 Acne-Causing Behaviors You Didn’t Even Know You Were Doing," 10 Jan. 2017 Grab a small washcloth or pencil with your toes and pull it toward you. Jan Burns, Houston Chronicle, "Treat heel discomfort for improved mobility, less pain," 19 July 2019 Wet your body several times a day with an atomizer, a washcloth or taking showers or baths. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "Burnin' Up! It's 107 Degrees Where Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Are Getting Married in France," 28 June 2019 Those who wish to donate toiletries, such as baby wipes, hand sanitizer and disposable washcloths, can drop them off at 901 W. Saratoga St. Those interested can contact Shkerra Muriel at (443) 210-0331. Phil Davis, baltimoresun.com, "How to help Baltimore's Poe Homes residents without water," 24 June 2019 Instead, regularly exfoliate your lips with a wet washcloth or a sugary lip scrub, and then apply a thick layer of moisturizing balm right before bed. Gigi Engle, SELF, "We Asked 14 People How to Make Kissing Even Better," 28 Mar. 2019 The coal scuttle and cold washcloth gave way to a hot shower—and progress for his whole family. The Economist, "Shell’s boss delivers some hard truths on oil and climate change," 4 July 2019

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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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