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

 

washout

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɒʃaʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːʃaʊt//
 
, NAmE//ˈwɔːʃaʊt//
 
(informal)
 
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an event, etc. that is a complete failure, especially because of rain They feared that the wedding was going to be a washout after torrential rain.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: washout