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white water

noun
1.
frothy water, as in whitecaps and rapids.
2.
light-colored seawater over a shoal, sandy bottom, etc.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90

whitewater

[hwahyt-waw-ter, -wot-er, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər, ˈwaɪt-/
adjective
1.
of or moving over or through rapids:
whitewater rafting down the Colorado River.
Also, white-water.
Origin
1900-05; from white water
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British Dictionary definitions for white-water

white water

noun
1.
a stretch of water with a broken foamy surface, as in rapids
2.
light-coloured sea water, esp over shoals or shallows
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Slang definitions & phrases for white-water

whitewater

noun

Frequent changes in the structure and environment of a company, like mergers, cutbacks, and reengineering: Some whitewater is fun, but it takes a lot out of you

[1990s+ Corporate; fr rafting or kayaking in turbulent and dangerous white water]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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