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dish towel

Syllabification: dish tow·el

Definition of dish towel in English:


North American
A cloth for drying washed dishes, utensils, and glasses: I asked where the dish towel was so I could dry
More example sentences
  • He put the glass away and tossed the dish towel onto the counter.
  • Ben picked up a dish towel and started to dry the supper dishes as Inger washed them.
  • Before you start frying them, make sure your raw chips are dry (wrap them in a clean dish towel, for instance), since more fat will be absorbed if the surfaces are moist.

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