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Definition of dishwater noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈdɪʃˌwɑt̮ər//
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  1. 1water that someone has used to wash dirty plates, etc.
  2. 2(humorous) The coffee looked and tasted like dishwater (= it was weak and unpleasant).
  3. Idioms
    (as) dull as dishwater
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    extremely boring I always found history as dull as dishwater.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dishwater