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ditchwater

[dich-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈdɪtʃˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/
noun
1.
water, especially stagnant and dirty water, that has collected in a ditch.
Idioms
2.
dull as ditchwater. dishwater (def 2).
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English. See ditch, water
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British Dictionary definitions for ditchwater

ditchwater

/ˈdɪtʃˌwɔːtə/
noun
1.
stagnant water
2.
as dull as ditchwater, ditchwater, extremely uninspiring
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