Definitions

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  • n. An absorbent cotton fabric typically used for towels and bathrobes; toweling.

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

  • n. a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes

Etymologies

terry (unknown origin) + cloth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She might as well have just unwrapped the cuddliest, smallest, palest yellow terry cloth lamb, its eyes embroidered on so it held not even the remotest danger of a loose button that could be sucked down a windpipe.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

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