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.'
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dish the dirt