dishwasher

[ dish-wosh-er, -waw-sher ]
/ ˈdɪʃˌwɒʃ ər, -ˌwɔ ʃər /
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noun

a person who washes dishes.
a machine for washing dishes, kitchen utensils, etc., automatically.

Nearby words

  1. dishpan,
  2. dishpan hands,
  3. dishrag,
  4. dishtowel,
  5. dishware,
  6. dishwasherproof,
  7. dishwashing,
  8. dishwater,
  9. dishy,
  10. disillusion

Origin of dishwasher

First recorded in 1520–30; dish + washer

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British Dictionary definitions for dishwasher

dishwasher

/ (ˈdɪʃˌwɒʃə) /

noun

an electrically operated machine for washing, rinsing, and drying dishes, cutlery, etc
a person who washes dishes, etc
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Word Origin and History for dishwasher

dishwasher

n.

also dish-washer, mid-15c. of persons; 1867 of machines; from dish (n.) + washer.

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