water at its greatest elevation, as in a river.
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Origin of high water
First recorded in 1545–55
Definition for high water (2 of 2)
plural noun Slang.
trousers short enough to expose the ankles, especially as worn by growing children whom they earlier fit.
Origin of high waters
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Also called flooders.
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British Dictionary definitions for high water
another name for high tide (def. 1)
the state of any stretch of water at its highest level, as during a flood
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