Definition of ditchwater in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪtʃwɔːtə/


[mass noun]
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.

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