Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made of a fabric that will not wrinkle when hung dripping wet for drying.
  • intransitive verb To dry with no wrinkles when hung dripping wet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing; -- of clothing.
  • adjective requiring no ironing; -- used of fabrics and clothing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective made of a fabric that does not wrinkle when hung dripping wet for drying
  • noun A cloth item that can be washed and drip-dried.
  • verb dry by hanging up wet.

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

  • verb dry by hanging up wet
  • adjective used of fabrics that do not require ironing
  • adjective treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing

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Examples

  • 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.

    In a Lost City, Finding Yourself

  • 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.

    Macbeth, The Love for Three Oranges, Armida, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 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.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • Although of divine origins, always wash your golden fleece in lukewarm water with mild detergent after use and drip-dry.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • 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.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • Although of divine origins, always wash your golden fleece in lukewarm water with mild detergent after use and drip-dry.

    A User's Guide to Mythological Objects.

  • 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.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • 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.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • It was a popular drip-dry model from the nineteen fifties that had been technically banned in the country for years.

    Henry Ground

  • 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.

    Dreaming in French

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