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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After running the dishwasher, wait to unload it, because items will be hot to the touch, which might indicate that they’ve been cursed by the elves. Emma Soren, The New Yorker, "How to Properly Load a Dishwasher," 11 Sep. 2019 Other tips include waiting until sundown to wash close and use the dishwasher, as well as using black-out curtains to keep the heat outside. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "Houstonians urged to conserve electricity as temperatures soar," 4 Sep. 2019 These jobs include chefs, cooks, bartenders, servers and dishwashers, among other related occupations. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Is your paycheck keeping up with San Diego’s inflation?," 2 Sep. 2019 Most parts are dishwasher-safe, unlike the other models in its class. Christina Butan,, "Consumer Reports Just Crowned This Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker the Best of 2019," 28 Aug. 2019 Place half a burger’s worth of ground meat inside of the plastic, dishwasher-safe, nonstick tool, top with your filling, then use the top of the tool to press the burger together. Simona Matovic, oregonlive, "How to upgrade your grilling toolkit | Check out Amazon’s top-rated grill tools," 18 July 2019 At least two employees - a line chef and a dishwasher - died in the storm. Kevin Sieff,, "When Hurricane Dorian blew through the Bahamas, it exposed one of the world’s great faultlines of inequality," 16 Sep. 2019 Restart and complete the cycle, and the dishwasher will be sparkling clean. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Of dogs and wolves," 14 Sep. 2019 Many of us go on YouTube to discover all manner of things — how to clean AirPods or fix a dishwasher or make a wig. Los Angeles Times, "Column: What I learned from 5 days of binge-watching YouTube," 11 Sep. 2019

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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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