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dishwasher

[dish-wosh-er, -waw-sher] /ˈdɪʃˌwɒʃ ər, -ˌwɔ ʃər/
noun
1.
a person who washes dishes.
2.
a machine for washing dishes, kitchen utensils, etc., automatically.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; dish + washer
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British Dictionary definitions for dish-washer

dishwasher

/ˈdɪʃˌwɒʃə/
noun
1.
an electrically operated machine for washing, rinsing, and drying dishes, cutlery, etc
2.
a person who washes dishes, etc
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Word Origin and History for dish-washer

dishwasher

n.

also dish-washer, mid-15c. of persons; 1867 of machines; from dish (n.) + washer.

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