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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device for cooling and dispensing drinking water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dispenser of cooled drinking water.
  • n. A place in the workplace where employees gossip.
  • adj. of the nature of things discussed around a water-cooler

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

  • n. a device for cooling and dispensing drinking water

Etymologies

water +‎ cooler. In sense of gossip, compare scuttlebutt, of similar origin. (Wiktionary)

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