from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device for cooling and dispensing drinking water.
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- 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
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- n. a device for cooling and dispensing drinking water
water + cooler. In sense of gossip, compare scuttlebutt, of similar origin. (Wiktionary)
Trade the office water cooler for an office prune-juice cooler.