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EtymologyEdit

In sense of gossip, compare scuttlebutt, of similar origin.

NounEdit

 
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water cooler (plural water coolers)

  1. A dispenser of cooled drinking water.
  2. (figuratively) A location in the workplace where employees gather to gossip.

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AdjectiveEdit

water cooler (comparative more water cooler, superlative most water cooler)

  1. Of the nature of things discussed around a water-cooler.
    in those days The Late Show was Monday water cooler topic du jour.

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