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1. Colloquial term since the 1930-1940s for an attractive person of either sex . Straight and gay usage. The adjective, also applied to men and women, is dishy .
See also: babe and baby .

Quote: The Garbage Man (Allen Jenkins) to the professors and Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) in Ball of Fire (1941): 'The mouse is the dish. That's what I need the moula for. We'll be stepping me and the smooch ... I mean dish... I mean mouse .'

2. Term of endearment for an attractive woman .

See Also: abbess, Circe, dirt, dish, dish dirt, dish the dirt, favorite dish, food metaphor, main dish, mouse

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