Definition of water cooler in English:

water cooler

Line breaks: water cool¦er

noun

  • 1A dispenser of cooled drinking water, typically used in places of work.
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    • They also have access to the statistics showing the exact time spent away from the phone, such as toilet breaks or getting drinking water from the water cooler.
    • Did he ever try and trap them by the water cooler?
    • It is equidistant from the water cooler, the washing machine and the TV room.
  • 1.1 informal Used to refer to the type of informal conversation among office workers that takes place around a water cooler: the subtleties of film noir haven’t exactly been a hot topic around the water cooler [as modifier]: water-cooler chat
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    • I won't describe what happened, but trust me… it dominated water-cooler conversation for days afterward.
    • And it has already become water-cooler conversation everywhere I've gone in the last two days.
    • Not that those choices would have made water-cooler conversation in Dubai.

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