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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wosh-tuhb, wawsh-]
    • /ˈwɒʃˌtʌb, ˈwɔʃ-/
    • /ˈwɒʃ.tʌb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosh-tuhb, wawsh-]
    • /ˈwɒʃˌtʌb, ˈwɔʃ-/

Definitions of washtub word

  • noun washtub a tub for use in washing clothes, linens, etc. 1
  • noun washtub A large metal tub used for washing clothes and linen. 1
  • noun washtub a tub or large container used for washing anything, esp clothes 0
  • noun washtub a tub for washing clothes, etc.; often, a stationary metal tub fitted with water faucets and a drain 0
  • noun washtub a tub used for washing clothes. 0

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Origin of washtub

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605; wash + tub

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Parts of speech for Washtub


washtub popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

washtub usage trend in Literature

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