Definition of drip-dry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrip ˈˌdrī/


(Of a fabric or garment) capable of drying without creasing when hung up after washing: drip-dry shirts
More example sentences
  • All eight pairs of underpants, four shirts, four string vests and three drip-dry slacks were burned to ash.
  • It's enough to make you head off, sobbing, to buy a pair of Marks & Spencer stay-pressed slacks in easy-care drip-dry nylon.
  • ‘Our bodies are drip-dry,’ says Wendy Bumgardner, Portland, Ore.-based marathon coach and walking columnist.


[no object]
1(Of fabric or a garment) become dry without forming creases when hung up after washing.
Example sentences
  • Hang one or two racks in a mud room or laundry room, and let shoes and garments drip-dry.
  • Apart from anything else, I wore the latter in the Jacuzzi this afternoon and it's still drip-drying in my shower.
  • In no time, he had the whole outfit draped over the shower curtain rod to drip-dry.
1.1 [with object] Dry (fabric or a garment) by hanging it up after washing: it’s easy to wash and simple to drip-dry
More example sentences
  • Choosing bright, decorative hooks adds to the entry's appeal, and allows for drip-drying soggy clothes.
  • They need gentle, cool washes and to be drip-dried, though not in the sun, because it deteriorates the wool.

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Syllabification: drip-dry

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