A person who washes dishes, especially one hired to wash dishes in a restaurant.(noun)
A machine for washing dishes.(noun)
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Use "dishwasher" in a sentence
"Just 21% (down from 35%) say a dishwasher is a necessity, and 66% say the same for a dryer (down from 83%)."
"Cleaning dishes before they go into the dishwasher is a little wasteful (and annoying), but running a load through the dishwasher and pulling out dirty dishes is worse."
"It's pretty exciting that the dishwasher is getting fixed tomorrow, too."