rough-dry or rough·dry [ruhf-drahy] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), rough-dried, rough-dry·ing.
- to dry (laundry) after washing, without smoothing, ironing, etc.
- (of laundered clothes, sheets, etc.) dried but not ironed.
Origin of rough-dry First recorded in 1830–40 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for rough-dry Historical Examples of rough-dry
She insisted on having every piece that moment—clean or dirty, ironed or rough-dry.
They are put on rough-dry in the morning, and so worn until they are considered dirty enough for another purification.
British Dictionary definitions for rough-dry rough-dry adjective
- (of clothes or linen) dried ready for pressing
verb -dries, -drying or -dried
- (tr) to dry (clothes or linen) without smoothing or pressing
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