Nearby words

  1. disgust,
  2. disgusted,
  3. disgustful,
  4. disgustfully,
  5. disgusting,
  6. dish aerial,
  7. dish antenna,
  8. dish gravy,
  9. dish night,
  10. dish out

Idioms

    dish it out, Informal. to dispense abusive language, punishment, or praise, enthusiastic approval, etc.: When it comes to flattery, he can really dish it out.

Origin of dish

before 900; Middle English; Old English disc dish, plate, bowl (akin to German Tisch table) < Latin discus dish, discus

Related formsun·der·dish, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dish

dish

/ (dɪʃ) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also dish out, dish up

Derived Formsdishlike, adjective

Word Origin for dish

Old English disc, from Latin discus quoit, see disc

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Word Origin and History for dish
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Idioms and Phrases with dish

dish

In addition to the idioms beginning with dish

  • dish out
  • dish the dirt

also see:

  • do the dishes

Also see underdishwater.

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