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


[hwahyt-waw-ter, -wot-er, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər, ˈwaɪt-/
a town in SE Wisconsin. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Or catch a street musician on your way to check out the whitewater action from a pedestrian bridge.
  • Emerald-headed mallards bob alongside kayakers in the river's riffles of whitewater.
  • To relax, he plays racquetball three times a week and goes whitewater rafting every summer.
  • Ideally you want the whitewater to scroll across the wave sequentially, evenly, the way a zipper unzips.
  • Go whitewater rafting or for a more low-key adventure, rent a tube and float down the river.
  • The energy of that moving water can be substantial, as anyone who has been whitewater rafting knows.
  • The canyon is known for its astonishing sunsets, huge whitewater, and dreamlike scenery.
  • Operate on multiple continents and specialize in flat- and whitewater padding.
  • In the summer you should kick back and do some kayaking and whitewater rafting.
  • Currents are extreme with large dips, high whitewater and waterfalls.
Slang definitions & phrases for whitewater

white trash

noun phrase

(often poor white trash) PECKERWOOD, redneck (1855+ Black)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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