dish·​wash·​er ˈdish-ˌwȯ-shər How to pronounce dishwasher (audio)
: a worker employed to wash dishes
: a machine for washing dishes

Examples of dishwasher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each piece is thick and burly, cuts out single-use plastics for storing leftovers, and washes up easily in the dishwasher. Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 26 Nov. 2023 Consider making the switch for a refreshed and efficient dishwasher with savings up to 40% off. Donna Kim, Bon Appétit, 25 Nov. 2023 Product specs: Ergonomic shape, borosilicate glass build, can be used for internal and external stimulation, dishwasher safe, waterproof, five inches of insertable length, 3.75-inch circumference at its widest point. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 19 Nov. 2023 Made with double-walled glass, they are also designed to be shatterproof and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 Some might call my days ordinary: Unload the dishwasher, walk the dog, run errands, visit my 89-year-old mother. Stefanie Wass, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Nov. 2023 Each pot and pan is nonstick, dishwasher safe, oven safe, and has a stay-cool handle. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023 These Ceramic Plates are the perfect solution, available in multiple sizes that are scratch-proof and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup at the end of the evening. Jessica Copeland, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 Then toss the crocks and lid in the dishwasher for easy clean up. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dishwasher was in the 15th century

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“Dishwasher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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dish·​wash·​er ˈdish-ˌwȯsh-ər How to pronounce dishwasher (audio)
: a person or a machine that washes dishes

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