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noun

(formerly) the highest degree of fineness in a diamond or other precious stone.Compare water (def. 13).
the finest quality; highest rank.

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Origin of first water

First recorded in 1745–55
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first water

noun

the finest quality of diamond or other precious stone
the highest grade or best quality
the most extreme kinda fool of the first water
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