[waw-ter-weyv, wot-er-]

Origin of water-wave

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

water wave

  1. a wave on the surface of a body of water.
  2. a wave combed or pressed into wet hair and then dried.

Origin of water wave

First recorded in 1550–60
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