dish·​wash·​er | \ ˈdish-ˌwȯ-shər How to pronounce dishwasher (audio) , -ˌwä-\

Definition of dishwasher

1 : a worker employed to wash dishes
2 : a machine for washing dishes

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This is no longer the company responsible for NBC, dishwashers and complex financial instruments. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "5 ways General Electric is shrinking as an American corporate icon," 26 June 2018 Many people think sterling silver flatware is not dishwasher-safe. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Tabletop Accessories," 11 Feb. 2019 For the Bar Riedel Performance Cabernet, $29.50, A new pair of dishwasher-safe glasses is a treat for any wine drinking couple. Vogue, "Get Ahead of the Registry: 20 Gift Ideas for Your Newly Engaged Friend," 16 Nov. 2018 His father, who arrived in the U.S. from North Korea with $50, worked as a dishwasher before opening several restaurants and then a golf-equipment business. Alex Bhattacharji, WSJ, "David Chang’s Culinary Universe Is Still Growing," 2 Nov. 2018 Designed by our own Aurich Lawson, our mugs come direct from the Ars Technica Orbiting HQ to your kitchen cupboard, feature spiffy front and back designs, and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Caffeinate in style with an Ars Technica mug—now cheaper than ever," 12 Oct. 2018 During hot weather, consumers are advised to trim power usage between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Set the temperature on your air conditioner to 72, Chretien suggested, and hold off on doing laundry or running the dishwasher until the next morning., "Starry completes a $100 million funding round," 7 July 2018 Instead of waiting to deal with an avalanche of dirty dishes after guests have headed out, load the dishwasher midway through the bash. Vogue, "Kitchen Confidential: 4 Tricks to Make Your Post-Party Cleanup a Breeze," 16 Nov. 2018 Having a heated seat in your car or using dishwasher detergent were also good wealth indicators. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Here Are the Best Indicators of Whether You're Rich," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of dishwasher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of dishwasher

: a person whose job is to wash dishes in a restaurant
: a machine that is used to wash dishes

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