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dishpan hands

plural noun
hands, especially of one who does housework, that are red and rough, as from washing dishes and exposure to strong cleaning agents.
Origin of dishpan hands
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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dishpan-hands in Medicine

dishpan hands dish·pan hands (dĭsh'pān')
A rough, dry, scaly condition of the hands typically caused by sensitivity to or excessive use of household detergents or cleaning agents.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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