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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wosh-klawth, -kloth, wawsh-]
    • /ˈwɒʃˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ, ˈwɔʃ-/
    • /ˈwɒʃ.klɒθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosh-klawth, -kloth, wawsh-]
    • /ˈwɒʃˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ, ˈwɔʃ-/

Definitions of washcloth word

  • noun plural washcloth a small cloth for washing one's face or body. 1
  • noun washcloth A cloth for washing one’s face and body, typically made of terry cloth or other absorbent material. 1
  • noun washcloth flannel for washing face 1
  • countable noun washcloth A washcloth is a small cloth that you use for washing yourself. 0
  • noun washcloth a small piece of cloth used to wash the face and hands 0
  • noun washcloth a small cloth, usually of terry, used in washing the face or body 0

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Origin of washcloth

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05; wash + cloth

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Parts of speech for Washcloth


washcloth popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

washcloth usage trend in Literature

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