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 Microwaveable and dishwasher-safe, this mug is equal parts useful and funny. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 11 Aug. 2022 Look for one that’s stainless steel, chip-proof, dishwasher-safe and has minimal parts to clean and maintain. Fox News, 27 July 2022 Other highlights include a 24-hour timer, 60-ounce reservoir, and dishwasher-safe components. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 21 July 2022 No disrespect to the plastic quart containers ubiquitous in restaurant kitchens, but glass food storage containers won’t stain, can go straight into the oven or microwave, and are dishwasher-safe. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 13 July 2022 All-Clad says the pans are dishwasher-safe and compatible with all cooktops and are oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Select Staff, NBC News, 13 July 2022 They're made from stainless steel with silicone heads and are dishwasher-safe. Jennifer Maldonado,, 8 July 2022 In addition to containing five speed settings plus a detachable (and dishwasher-safe) shaft, the compact device won't take up too much real estate in your cabinet. Tiffany Dodson And Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 July 2022 The wok can be used with metal utensils and tossed in the dishwasher. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 20 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dishwasher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dishwasher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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