dishwater [dish′wôt΄ər]
water in which dishes, cooking utensils, etc. are, or have been, washed

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  • Dishwater — Dish wa ter, n. Water in which dishes have been washed. Suds and dishwater. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishwater — also dish water, water where dishes have been washed, late 15c. Used figuratively of weak broth, coffee, etc., from 1719 …   Etymology dictionary

  • dishwater — noun a) Water that dishes and cooking utensils have been washed in The dishwater drains into the drywell. b) Anything dull and lacking interest or flavour This seasons offerings are nothing but dishwater …   Wiktionary

  • dishwater — noun (U) 1 dirty water that dishes have been washed in 2 like dishwater informal tea or coffee that tastes like dishwater tastes unpleasantly weak …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dishwater — UK [ˈdɪʃˌwɔːtə(r)] / US [ˈdɪʃˌwɑtər] noun [uncountable] dirty water that you have used for washing dishes. People sometimes say that a drink is like dishwater when it looks or tastes weak and unpleasant I paid £1.20 for a cup of dishwater they… …   English dictionary

  • dishwater — /dish waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. 1. water in which dishes are, or have been, washed. 2. dull as dishwater or ditchwater, extremely dull; boring. [1475 85; DISH + WATER] * * * …   Universalium

  • dishwater — dish|wa|ter [ˈdıʃˌwo:tə US ˌwo:tər, ˌwa: ] n [U] 1.) dirty water that dishes have been washed in 2.) informal if you say that tea or coffee tastes like dishwater, you mean that it tastes unpleasantly weak …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dishwater — [[t]dɪ̱ʃwɔːtə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Dishwater is water that dishes, pans, and cutlery have been washed in …   English dictionary

  • dishwater — /ˈdɪʃwɔtə/ (say dishwawtuh) noun 1. water in which dishes are, or have been, washed. 2. Colloquial any weak drink. –phrase 3. dull as dishwater, Colloquial very boring …   Australian-English dictionary

  • dishwater — noun Date: 15th century water in which dishes have been or are to be washed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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