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high water

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  1. water at its greatest elevation, as in a river.
  2. high tide.
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Origin of high water

First recorded in 1545–55

high waters

plural noun Slang.
  1. trousers short enough to expose the ankles, especially as worn by growing children whom they earlier fit.
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Origin of high waters

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Also called flooders.
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British Dictionary definitions for high water

high water

  1. another name for high tide (def. 1)
  2. the state of any stretch of water at its highest level, as during a flood
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Abbreviation: HW
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