dish

dish
noun
1》 a shallow, flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food.
    ↘(the dishes) all the items used in the preparation, serving, and eating of a meal.
    ↘a shallow, concave receptacle: a soap dish.
    ↘(also dish aerial) a bowl-shaped radio aerial.
2》 a particular variety or preparation of food served as part of a meal.
3》 informal a sexually attractive person.
4》 (the dish) informal information which is not generally known or available.
5》 concavity of a spoked wheel resulting from a difference in spoke tension.
verb
1》 (dish something out/up) put food on to a plate or plates before a meal.
    ↘(dish something out) dispense something in a casual or indiscriminate way.
2》 informal, chiefly Brit. utterly destroy or defeat.
3》 N. Amer. informal gossip.
4》 [usu. as adjective dished] make slightly concave.
Phrases
dish the dirt informal reveal scandal or gossip.
Derivatives
dishful noun (plural dishfuls).
Origin
OE disc 'plate, bowl', based on L. discus (see discus).

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