See also: watercooler
In sense of gossip, compare scuttlebutt, of similar origin.
- A dispenser of cooled drinking water.
- (figuratively) A location in the workplace where employees gather to gossip.
dispenser of cooled drinking water
location in the workplace
- Of the nature of things discussed around a water-cooler.
- in those days The Late Show was Monday water cooler topic du jour.