dished adj.[dish v. (1); ‘a correspondent suggests that meat is usually done brown [see do brown under brown adj.2 ] before being dished and conceives that the latter term may have arisen as the natural sequence of the former’ (Hotten, 1867)] [late 18C+] (also dished up) ruined, beaten, silenced. In exclamations I’ll be dished! [late 19C] a euph. for I’ll be damned! under damn v.