soap dish

noun
  1. a dish designed to hold a bar of soap, especially as a bathroom or kitchen fixture attached to a sink, lavatory, or bathtub.

Origin of soap dish

First recorded in 1830–40
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Word Origin and History for soap-dish
n.

1835 as a dish for a bar of soap; 1814 as a holder for shaving-soap, from soap (n.) + dish (n.).

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