adjective, dish·i·er, dish·i·est. 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dishy

Contemporary Examples of dishy

Historical Examples of dishy

  • 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 dishier or dishiest informal, mainly British

good-looking or attractive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for dishy

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

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