from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Water that collects and stagnates in the bilge of a ship.
  • noun Slang Nonsense.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, water which enters a ship and lies upon her bilge or bottom. If allowed to remain, it acquires an offensive penetrating smell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing


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