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[wosh-klawth, -kloth, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ, ˈwɔʃ-/
noun, plural washcloths
[wosh-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs, ˈwɔʃ-/ (Show IPA)
a small cloth for washing one's face or body.
Also called facecloth, washrag.
Origin of washcloth
1900-05, Americanism; wash + cloth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for washcloth
  • What worked for us with our teething lab pup was freezing an old washcloth soaked in chicken broth.
  • She only stole a washcloth and a plastic bottle today.
  • Conversations about wringing blood from a washcloth after a shooting coexist with ordinary talk and pastimes on the subway.
  • In his hands he held a clear-plastic bag, and inside the bag was a wet washcloth.
  • If you plan to wash your face during the flight, pack your own washcloth.
  • Simply lather your hands or washcloth with a favorite soap and then add a dollop of body lotion.
  • She's in there washing her armpits with a washcloth.
  • Carefully clean the eyelids with a warm, wet washcloth.
  • Be careful not to use the same part of the washcloth more than once.
  • Place a warm, wet washcloth loosely over your nose and mouth.
British Dictionary definitions for washcloth


another name for dishcloth
(US & Canadian) a small piece of cloth used to wash the face and hands Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) face cloth, flannel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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