drip-dry
I. verb Date: 1953 intransitive verb to dry with few or no wrinkles when hung wet transitive verb to hang (as wet clothing) to drip-dry II. adjective Date: 1957 made of a washable fabric that drip-dries

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drip-dry — drip dry1 adjective drip dry clothes do not need ironing drip dry ,drip dry 2 verb intransitive or transitive to hang up clothes when they are wet so that you do not need to iron them, or to dry in this way: Let this shirt drip dry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drip-dry — [drip′drī΄] adj. designating or of fabrics or garments that dry quickly when hung soaking wet and require little or no ironing vi. drip dried, drip drying to launder as a drip dry fabric does …   English World dictionary

  • drip-dry — adj. 1. treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing; of clothing. Syn: wash and wear. [WordNet 1.5] 2. requiring no ironing; used of fabrics and clothing; as, drip dry shirts for travel. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drip-dry — adj drip dry clothing does not need ↑ironing >drip dry v [I and T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drip-dry — I UK / US adjective drip dry clothes do not need ironing II UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms drip dry : present tense I/you/we/they drip dry he/she/it drip dries present participle drip drying past tense drip dried past… …   English dictionary

  • drip-dry — [[t]ˈdrɪpˌdraɪ[/t]] v. usu. [[t] ˈdraɪ[/t]] v. dried, dry•ing, 1) clo (of a garment, etc.) to dry unwrinkled and without losing shape when hung dripping wet 2) clo to hang so as to drip dry: to drip dry a shirt[/ex] 3) clo able to be drip dried:… …   From formal English to slang

  • drip-dry — ADJ Drip dry clothes or sheets are made of a fabric that dries free of creases when it is hung up wet. ...drip dry shirts …   English dictionary

  • drip-dry — adjective drip dry clothing does not need ironing (iron2) drip dry verb (I, T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drip-dry — I verb dry by hanging up wet • Hypernyms: ↑dry, ↑dry out • Verb Frames: Somebody s something II adjective 1. treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing …   Useful english dictionary

  • drip-dry — n. clothes or fabrics needing little or no ironing after laundry, drip dry piece of clothing …   English contemporary dictionary

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