Definition of dishpan hands in English:

dishpan hands

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plural noun

  • Red, rough, or chapped hands caused by sensitivity to or excessive use of household detergents or other cleaning agents.

    ‘We don't have extra cash lying around to buy appliances with so we've been hand washing dishes for a few weeks and for the first time in my life I have dishpan hands.’
    • ‘Once staff had recovered from dishpan hands and the challenge of learning new work routines, we celebrated with a barbecue to thank everyone for their efforts.’
    • ‘She knew and agreed that that's what she now had - dishpan hands.’
    • ‘They may look like dishpan hands, and are irritated and worsened by water and cleanser exposure.’
    • ‘Dishpan hands are a common form of contact dermatitis caused by hands' being immersed repeatedly in soapy water.’