dishclout
noun Date: circa 1530 British dishcloth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dishclout — Dish clout , n. A dishcloth. [Obsolescent] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishclout — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. Britain : dishcloth 1 2. chiefly Britain : a weak or dull person …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scullion — Scul lion, n. [OF. escouillon (Cot.) a dishclout, apparently for escouvillon, F. [ e]couvillon a swab; cf. also OF. souillon a servant employed for base offices. Cf. {Scovel}.] A servant who cleans pots and kettles, and does other menial services …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishcloth — /dish klawth , kloth /, n., pl. dishcloths / klawdhz , klodhz , klawths , kloths /. a cloth for use in washing dishes; dishrag. Also, Brit., dishclout /dish klowt /. [1820 30; DISH + CLOTH] * * * …   Universalium

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