ditchwater

[ dich-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈdɪtʃˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /

noun

water, especially stagnant and dirty water, that has collected in a ditch.

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Idioms for ditchwater

    dull as ditchwater. dishwater (def. 2).

Origin of ditchwater

1275–1325; Middle English. See ditch, water

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British Dictionary definitions for ditchwater

ditchwater
/ (ˈdɪtʃˌwɔːtə) /

noun

stagnant water
as dull as ditchwater or ditchwater extremely uninspiring
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