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[dish-ee] /ˈdɪʃ i/
adjective, dishier, dishiest. Slang.
Chiefly British. very attractive; pretty or beautiful:
a couple of dishy fashion models.
gossipy; full of gossip:
a dishy book about Hollywood.
Origin of dishy
First recorded in 1960-65; dish + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • dishy gave you his lecture, then, and walked you off to the skipper, eh?

    Blue Jackets George Manville Fenn
  • "dishy will look at you along the top of her nose, with her chin in the air," said he.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for dishy


adjective (informal, mainly Brit) dishier, dishiest
good-looking or attractive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dishy

"very attractive," 1961, from dish (n.) in the "attractive or desirable person or thing" sense + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dishy



Very attractive •Chiefly British use; the dated sense is ''excellent, first rate; sharp, snaky, trim and slim, smooth'': exactly what it is to be a dishy girl bored stiff/ We certainly don't live in one of the dishier neighborhoods/ With a new job at a ritzy club and the attentions of two dishy men (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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