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



BrE BrE//ˌwɔːtəˈluː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwɔːtərˈluː//
, NAmE//ˌwɑːtərˈluː//
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[singular] somebody’s Waterloo a final defeat for somebody 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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