Definition of water cooler noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    water cooler

    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːtə kuːlə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːtər kuːlər//
    , NAmE//ˈwɑːtər kuːlər//
    In the office
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  1. 1a machine, for example in an office, that cools water and supplies it for drinking See related entries: In the office
  2. 2used when referring to a place where office workers talk in an informal way, for example near the water cooler It was a story they'd shared around the water cooler.
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