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Reverted regional meaning:

  1. (Slang): A sexually attractive person of either sex.

That is not the common slang meaning in the US. What region/context is that true for? Please add back in with what region/context it applies to. If that's an Australian term, mark it as:

  1. (Australian slang): A sexually attractive person of either sex.

--Connel MacKenzie 05:19, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Here in the UK, I'm pretty sure it can refer to either sex (at least in previous decades) - in fact the impression I have is that it has more traditionally referred to blokes here. (Also adjective "dishy".) I'll try and chase up a reference, or whatever standards Wiktionary requires, if I find time. -- JTN 18:19, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thank you. I'm adding your meaning back in, as a UK meaning. I just had no idea what region might have that meaning. That's all I was trying to ask for; no references (other than your attestation) needed. --Connel MacKenzie 06:24, 4 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • I've also heard it used to refer to men in the parts of the US I've been to. I won't deny that it is more commonly heard in reference to a woman, but more and more frequently I am hearing "dish" referring to a man.--Alia H 00:53, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)

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[sense #7]

  1. {{baseball}} (slang) home plate

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The RFV-sense tag was added by User:RJFJR. DAVilla 22:02, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

RFV failed. Sense removed. —RuakhTALK 05:29, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

To Dish AND To Diss[edit]


The verb "to dish" (in the sense "to dish on") something or someone means to critizice.

The verb "to diss" something or someone has the same meaning.

My conjecture is that the former arose from an erroneous pronunciation and spelling of the latter.

Does etymology support this? Oconnell usa 21:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC)