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Definition of Waterloo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˌwɑt̮ərˈlu//
, NAmE//ˈwɔt̮ərˌlu//
, NAmE//ˈwɑt̮ərˌlu//
[singular] somebody's Waterloo
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a final defeat for someone This was the point at which he was to meet his Waterloo. From the battle of Waterloo in 1815, in which the British (under the Duke of Wellington) and the Prussians finally defeated Napoleon.

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