\ 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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twice a week he churns out a dishy column on the latest tidings from Tinseltown
Recent Examples on the Web The plot is dishy and delightful, filled with all sorts of bad behavior performed in couture. Ryan Bradley, The Atlantic, "The Social Codes of the Crazy Rich," 19 June 2020 The crown was claimed not by a hot new thriller or dishy celebrity memoir, but by a nearly two-year-old book. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "Anti-racist book dethrones 'Hunger Games' prequel on best-seller list amid mass protests," 11 June 2020 Then there’s Segev’s dishiest surprise: Ben-Gurion, often moralistic and not particularly known as a romantic, strayed from his wife, Paula, with at least four mistresses. Diane Cole, Washington Post, "In Israel’s founder, many contradictions but a single-minded determination," 6 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of dishy

1961, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Jun 2020

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“Dishy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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