dish·​wa·​ter | \ ˈdish-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce dishwater (audio) , -ˌwä- \

Definition of dishwater

: water in which dishes have been or are to be washed

Examples of dishwater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And at this tournament, with these fairways, with these greens, with mayhem lurking around every corner, dishwater-dull has its advantages. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 June 2021 Anything near a stove or sink will soak up splatters and odors from foods, cooking oils, dishwater, and more. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Mar. 2021 Drying mats aren’t necessary because this rack is designed with a drain tray to catch dishwater from the cups. Popular Science, 14 Sep. 2020 In the show, Alan mirrors this abuse by pouring dirty dishwater on Marianne's head and slamming the door on her face. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, 30 Apr. 2020 Ruby is older than me, big-sister older rather than mom older, with dishwater blond hair and granola clothes. New York Times, 10 Mar. 2020 All nose-to-the-grindstone makes Jack a dishwater-dull knife. Paul Muldoon, The New Yorker, 2 Sep. 2019 Wipeable materials like tile were designated to protect small areas from sprays of grease or dishwater. Lexi Mainland, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2019 Watching any given frame of this series, which has earned Emmy nominations for directing and cinematography, is frequently like looking through a pool of dirty dishwater. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, 1 Sep. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of dishwater

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Dishwater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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