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 If everyone stopped rinsing their dishes before placing them in the dishwasher America could save 150 billion gallons of water in just one year, according to Reckitt Benckiser, the parent company to brand Finish. Allison Chinchar, CNN, "10 easy ways to 'Go Green' in 2021," 3 Jan. 2021 Her former company, Keko Box, made dishwasher-safe reusable packaging. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: San Diego entrepreneurs bringing sustainable seafood and packaged meals to local doorsteps," 29 Dec. 2020 The set is dishwasher safe for convenient cleaning. Sian Babish,, "The best pre-Cyber Monday deals," 29 Nov. 2020 Most models are dishwasher safe for easy clean-ups. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider When Buying a Grilling Basket," 22 Nov. 2020 As for cleaning, all new 2020 Hydro Flask bottles and lids are dishwasher safe. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "We Tested a Bunch of Hydro Flasks. These Are the Ones Worth Buying.," 17 Nov. 2020 The bowl itself is dishwasher-safe, and the metal construction is designed to last for the long-haul. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The coveted KitchenAid mixer is back in stock—and at a big discount for the holidays," 19 Dec. 2020 The slip-resistant rubber feet and dishwasher-safe removable parts are greatly appreciated. Allen Foster,, "The best Black+Decker blender," 12 Dec. 2020 Shockingly, Henry finds the hammer in the yard of Grace and Jonathan's beach house, runs it through a dishwasher, and attempts to hide the weapon in his violin case. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Major Ways HBO's 'The Undoing' Is Different From the Book 'You Should Have Known'," 6 Dec. 2020

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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 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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