ditchwater

[dich-waw-ter, -wot-er]
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noun

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

Idioms

    dull as ditchwater. dishwater(def 2).

Origin of ditchwater

1275–1325; Middle English. See ditch, water
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ditchwater

noun

stagnant water
as dull as ditchwater or ditchwater extremely uninspiring
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