Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dish-washer or wagtail. Also molly or polly washdish. See cut under wagtail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A washbowl.
  • noun (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. Same as Washerwoman, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A washbowl; a basin for washing.

Etymologies

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wash +‎ dish

Examples

  • Its other names include Polly washdish, Nanny washtail and washerwoman, from its habit of feeding along the edge of ponds and streams.

    Birdwatch: Pied wagtail

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