Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who washes dishes, especially one hired to wash dishes in a restaurant.
  • n. A machine for washing dishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A machine for washing dishes.
  • n. Someone who washes dishes, especially one hired to wash dishes in a restaurant.
  • n. A European bird, the wagtail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, washes dishes.
  • n. A European bird; the wagtail.
  • n. an electrical appliance{4} which washes tableware automatically by directing powerful streams of hot soapy water at the items from multiple jets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who washes dishes.
  • n. The pied wagtail, Motacilla lugubris.
  • n. The grinder, or restless flycatcher, Seisura inquieta. See Seisura.
  • n. A machine for cleaning and washing plates, dishes, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a machine for washing dishes
  • n. a machine for washing dishes
  • n. someone who washes dishes

Etymologies

dish +‎ washer (Wiktionary)

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  • Dish+was+her. An aside: washer contains 'she' and 'her' with a shared 'he'.

    February 4, 2014