wet wash


: laundry returned damp and not ironed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But the storm that blanketed Southern California in a gray wet wash on Monday, and the near-freezing temperatures that will follow later this week, are instead a harbinger of humanitarian disaster on city streets. Cora Currier, The New Republic, 15 Dec. 2021 This year’s Mardi Gras could have been a wet wash, but the Spirit of Carnival instead cavorted and cajoled in new and marvelous ways. al, 19 Feb. 2021 Freezing wet wash clothes in a baggie can help keep them extra cold in the cooler. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, 3 July 2018 Two bowls, one for flour mixture and one for wet wash. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, 17 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wet wash was in 1916

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“Wet wash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wet%20wash. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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