Dishcloth Dish"cloth` (?; 115), n. A cloth used for washing dishes. [1913 Webster]

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  • dishcloth — also dish cloth, 1828, from DISH (Cf. dish) (n.) + CLOTH (Cf. cloth). It relegated earlier dish clout (1520s) to dialect …   Etymology dictionary

  • dishcloth — [dish′klôth΄] n. a cloth for washing dishes …   English World dictionary

  • Dishcloth — Dishcloths are typically square, and are usually made of cotton or other cloths. A dishcloth is used in the kitchen to clean dishes and other surfaces. Typically they are made of cotton or other cloth, such as microfiber, and measure 11 to 13… …   Wikipedia

  • dishcloth — [[t]dɪ̱ʃklɒθ, AM klɔːθ[/t]] dishcloths 1) N COUNT A dishcloth is a cloth used to dry dishes after they have been washed. Syn: tea towel 2) N COUNT A dishcloth is a cloth used for washing dishes, pans, and cutlery …   English dictionary

  • dishcloth — UK [ˈdɪʃˌklɒθ] / US [ˈdɪʃˌklɑθ] noun [countable] Word forms dishcloth : singular dishcloth plural dishcloths a small cloth that you use in the kitchen for washing or drying dishes …   English dictionary

  • dishcloth — Towel Tow el, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we[ a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishcloth —   Kāwele pā.    ♦ To wipe or dry with a dishcloth, kāwele …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • dishcloth — n. a usu. open weave cloth for washing dishes. Phrases and idioms: dishcloth gourd a loofah …   Useful english dictionary

  • dishcloth gourd — ☆ dishcloth gourd n. 1. any of a genus (Luffa) of tropical vines of the gourd family, having thin shelled, large, cylindrical fruits with dense fibrous interior tissues used for dishcloths or filters 2. this fruit …   English World dictionary

  • dishcloth — noun Date: circa 1828 a cloth for washing dishes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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