verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to serve (food) from a serving dish, pot, etc.
- to deal out; distribute: She dished out our pay in silver dollars.
- dish aerial,
- dish antenna,
- dish gravy,
- dish night,
- dish out
Origin of dish
Examples from the Web for dishing
No dishing, and his emotions in the book are no different than the ones he expressed, apparently, in a press release.
Despite whatever acidic rhetoric Latino leaders are dishing out toward Obama today, I would expect that will change this fall.
Seventeen magazine is the Cosmopolitan for teens, dishing out one wild—and unbelievable—piece of advice after another.17 Terrible Pieces of Advice from ‘Seventeen’s’ Ultimate Guide to Guys|Erin Cunningham|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lagerfeld may not handle criticism well, but he certainly has a history of dishing it out.
In dishing the dirt on Bill Clinton aka Jack Stanton, its anonymity was the guarantee of its candor.
So much Mrs. Radford learned when she peeped in at the kitchen door as Mrs. Tregennis was dishing up the second course.Tommy Tregennis|Mary Elizabeth Phillips
There was no clatter of dishes, no scurrying back and forth from table to stove in the final excitement of dishing up.The Street of Seven Stars|Mary Roberts Rinehart
They were not allowed in the kitchen while the maids were dishing the dinner.'As Gold in the Furnace'|John E. Copus
The building is made more attractive in appearance if the latter is made slightly “dishing.”Home Pork Making|A. W. Fulton
But there he was, taking orders and dishing out drinks with an attitude as solemn and impersonal as an owl on a tree branch."And That's How It Was, Officer"|Ralph Sholto
Word Origin for dish
Old English disc "plate, bowl, platter," from Latin discus "dish, platter, quoit," from Greek diskos "disk, platter" (see disk). A common West Germanic borrowing; Old High German borrowed the word as tisc "plate," but German tisch now means "table," in common with other later Romanic forms (e.g. Italian desco, French dais). Meaning "particular variety of food served" is first recorded mid-15c. Meaning "what one likes" is c.1900; that of "attractive woman" is 1920s. Meaning "concave reflector or antenna" attested from 1948.
"to serve food," late 14c., from dish (n.). Meaning "to disparage, denigrate" first recorded 1940s; probably from the same notion in figurative dish it out "administer punishment" (1934). Related: Dished; dishing.
In addition to the idioms beginning with dish
- dish out
- dish the dirt
- do the dishes
Also see underdishwater.