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

Examples of dishwasher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pyrex cookware is dishwasher-safe and safe to use in the microwave, oven, fridge, and freezer. Southern Living, 26 May 2021 That said, its lower price and dishwasher-safe nonstick basket make this a great buy. Keep on reading for the rest of the best markdowns available during this savings event. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 The collection bowl and front nozzle are dishwasher-safe. Christie Calucchia, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Apr. 2021 Some reusable straws are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 13 Apr. 2021 Just add ice cubes and pour the hot tea directly into the glass liner of this dishwasher-safe pitcher that disperses iced tea without a drip. Kellie Speed,, 11 Apr. 2021 The grill is also dishwasher-safe and oven-safe for up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 7 Apr. 2021 Everything is made from stainless steel and can be washed in the dishwasher. Chris Hachey, BGR, 14 May 2021 Don't put it in the dishwasher as the detergent can get beneath the rubber gasket and collect in the cone of the top chamber. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 30 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dishwasher.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of dishwasher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dishwasher

Time Traveler for dishwasher

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for dishwasher

Last Updated

4 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Dishwasher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for dishwasher



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

More from Merriam-Webster on dishwasher

Nglish: Translation of dishwasher for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!