dishwater


noun

  1. water in which dishes are, or have been, washed.
Idioms
  1. dull as dishwater/ditchwater, extremely dull; boring.

noun

  1. water in which dishes and kitchen utensils are or have been washed
  2. something resembling thisthat was dishwater, not coffee
n.

also dish-water, “water where dishes have been washed,” late 15c., from dish (n.) + water (n.). Used figuratively of weak broth, coffee, etc., from 1719.

see dull as dishwater.

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