Definition of bathwater noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɑːθwɔːtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæθwɔːtər//
, NAmE//ˈbæθwɑːtər//
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  • water in a bath/ bathtub
  • Idioms
    throw the baby out with the bathwater
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    (informal) to lose something that you want at the same time as you are trying to get rid of something that you do not want
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bathwater