[ disht ]
/ dɪʃt /


concave: a dished face.
Older Slang. exhausted; worn out.
(of a parallel pair of vehicle wheels) farther apart at the top than at the bottom.

Origin of dished

First recorded in 1580–90; dish + -ed2

Definition for dished (2 of 2)

Origin of dish

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


un·der·dish, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dished (1 of 2)

/ (dɪʃt) /


shaped like a dish; concave
(of a pair of road wheels) arranged so that they are closer to one another at the bottom than at the top
informal exhausted or defeated

British Dictionary definitions for dished (2 of 2)

/ (dɪʃ) /


verb (tr)

See also dish out, dish up

Derived forms of dish

dishlike, adjective

Word Origin for dish

Old English disc, from Latin discus quoit, see disc
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Idioms and Phrases with dished


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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