dishpan hands

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Hands which are rough, reddish, and dry, as from irritation and chafing caused by immersion in hot water mixed with detergent.

Etymology:

  • Possibly coined circa mid-1920s for the advertising of Lever Brothers "Lux" brand dishwashing soap.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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