from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dishcloth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of cloth (a "rag") used for washing dishes.
  • n. A unclean person

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cloth for washing dishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dish-cloth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cloth for washing dishes


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  • The "dishrag" effort points now to several bloggers pages about the bomb, with the intended victim coming in fifth.

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  • If you thought Mildred down the street was a dishrag, then Ethel tells you she is “really scary”, you give Mildred a closer look.


  • The incubus lingered at the opening of the kitchen, leaning on one arm against the doorframe, the other hand casually holding a dishrag over his important bits.

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  • Bernard Sun of the Jean Georges group called it "lively and opulent" and Belinda liked "the brioche on the nose"; Raj Vaidya of Daniel aka the class clown thought it smelled "like the air coming out of the subway on a hot day," or alternately, "a decaying dishrag."

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  • Holly tossed the dishrag off her shoulder and went out onto the porch.

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  • Gently! he added, as Oates tossed an unconscious man over his shoulder like a dishrag.

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  • Suzanne rinsed the dishrag out in the spotless sink.

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  • I heard glass crashing to the floor and looked to see Buzz holding a dishrag in one hand and a shocked expression on his face.

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  • I ought to know, but I don't keep track, she said as she twisted her lower lip into a little dishrag of affected concern.

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  • Rosa hurries over with a dishrag and stands between us wiping the table.

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