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ditchwater Syllabification: ditch·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈdiCHˌwôdər/

Definition of ditchwater in English:


Stagnant water in a ditch.
Example sentences
  • ‘I happen to prefer champagne to ditchwater,’ said the benign old wrecker of the ordered society.
  • He made mechanical models, and gazed at ditchwater through a microscope.
  • Everyone must pick and sleep in freezing barns, beg food and drink salty ditchwater.


dull as ditchwater
see dull.
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