follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

salt water

noun
1.
water containing a large amount of salt.
2.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for salt-water

salt water

n.

Old English sealtera watera. As an adjective from 1520s. Salt-water taffy attested by 1886; so called because it originally was sold at seashore resorts, especially Atlantic City, N.J. (see taffy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for salt water

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for salt

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with salt-water