\ ˈdi-shē How to pronounce dishy (audio) \
dishier; dishiest

Definition of dishy

2 : characterized by, full of, or given to gossip or disclosure a dishy biography

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Synonyms & Antonyms for dishy


chattery, chatty, colloquial, conversational, gossipy, newsy


bookish, literary

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Examples of dishy in a Sentence

twice a week he churns out a dishy column on the latest tidings from Tinseltown

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In her dishy investigation, Lili Anolik tracks down Babitz’s friends and family members—as well as the now reclusive author—in an effort to separate the myth-maker from her myths. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Most Anticipated Books of 2019: 19 Picks You Should Have on Your Reading List," 1 Jan. 2019 For a series this dramatic and dishy and delicious to feature virtually no female fighting is exciting. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Bold Type Is TV's Best Depiction of Female Friendship," 12 June 2018 Her fiancé, who has had a spiritual awakening and taken off on a cross-country walk, starts posting Facebook photos of himself with dishy younger women. WSJ, "Five Best: Jenny Allen," 13 Apr. 2018 The new book contains dishy insights into Latouche’s drinking habits and prickly behavior with such cultural eminences as Kelly and the poet John Ashbery, both of whom have died since they were interviewed. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "Capturing the Short, Glamorous Life of a Forgotten Broadway Lyricist," 20 Dec. 2017 What Happened does not, as many reviewers have observed, offer much in the way of dishy gossip or game-changing insight. Katy Waldman, Slate Magazine, "Clinton is not known for the expressivity of her voice. But the What Happened audiobook is surprisingly lovely.," 13 Sep. 2017 Is that the most grating part of Avery’s lively, dishy bildungsroman on skates, Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey (written with Michael McKinley)? Jack Dickey,, "Sean Avery Falls Short of Fearless Truth-Teller Reputation in 'Ice Capades'," 24 Oct. 2017 The dishy 30-year-old Bollywood star, Ali Fazal, who plays Abdul Karim, has come to dinner with Ms. Dench. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, "Queen! Bow Down to Tattoo-Flashing Octogenarian Dame Dench," 21 Sep. 2017 The show's acclaimed first season packed much of what's driven classic sitcoms - office conflict, dating foibles, dishy friends - with much that is rarely, if ever, seen on TV. The Washington Post,, "Issa Rae, star of HBO's 'Insecure,' reflects on her real and fictional selves," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of dishy

1961, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dishy was in 1961

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English Language Learners Definition of dishy

: sexually attractive
US : containing gossip or information about a usually famous person's private life

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