washrag

noun
wash·​rag | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌrag How to pronounce washrag (audio) , ˈwäsh- \

Definition of washrag

Examples of washrag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Place a cold washrag on your wrists or drape it around your neck to cool your body. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "How to stay cool without air conditioning when your house is hot and the outdoors are closed," 24 May 2020 The show’s biggest scene-stealer, though, is Dominique Scott’s Jerry Lee Lewis, a flailing dervish with a mad gleam in his eye, baggy maroon trousers and a washrag of blond hair hanging in his face. Robert W. Butler, kansascity, "Great balls of fire — New Theatre’s ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ strums along splendidly," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of washrag

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Washrag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washrag. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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