American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made of a fabric that will not wrinkle when hung dripping wet for drying.
- v. To dry with no wrinkles when hung dripping wet.
- adj. made of a fabric that does not wrinkle when hung dripping wet for drying
- n. A cloth item that can be washed and drip-dried.
- v. dry by hanging up wet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing; -- of clothing.
- adj. requiring no ironing; -- used of fabrics and clothing.
- v. dry by hanging up wet
- adj. used of fabrics that do not require ironing
- adj. treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing
“As Mr. Adams dons trail clothes—"shirt with dozens of pockets, drip-dry pants that zip off into shorts, floppy hat with a cord pulled tight under the chin"—he realizes, too late, that he looks as though he is trick-or-treating as Ernest Hemingway.”
“This is a world of baronial drip-dry tartan with a flat-pack bothy fit for murder and a ghost that oozes bloodily from a cardboard box, despite the bin-liner.”
“One wonders what Jesus might say to these folk, gathered here in drip-dry short-sleeve shirts and pastel trousers, chatting amiably, sucking Tic Tacs, patiently awaiting Proof.”
“Although of divine origins, always wash your golden fleece in lukewarm water with mild detergent after use and drip-dry.”
“It was a popular drip-dry model from the nineteen fifties that had been technically banned in the country for years.”
“She had bought an amber necklace from the hotel souvenir shop, for a price that she assured me was a real bargain, and had put it right on over one of the exuberantly colored drip-dry polyester blouses that were the mainstay of her traveling wardrobe.”
“As I enter apartment 1B, I leave my handbag to drip-dry next to his umbrella rack.”
“Repeat the process to clean the outside and drip-dry.”
“Take out the drip-dry items before putting a load in the dryer, and hang them on a hanger where air can circulate around them.”
“As for Kate, despite the general drip-dry no-cling humour of The Holiday, she was the best thing in it hey Ruth Anne!”
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