Definitions for water cooler

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter cool`er(n.)

  1. a container for holding drinking water that is drawn off by a faucet or spigot.

  2. a drinking fountain in which water is cooled by mechanical refrigeration.

Origin of water cooler:

1840–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. water cooler(noun)

    a device for cooling and dispensing drinking water


  1. water cooler(Noun)

    A dispenser of cooled drinking water.

  2. water cooler(Noun)

    A place in the workplace where employees gossip.

  3. water cooler(Adjective)

    of the nature of things discussed around a water-cooler

  4. Origin: . In sense of gossip, compare scuttlebutt, of similar origin.


  1. Water cooler

    A water cooler or water dispenser is a device that cools and dispenses water. They are generally broken up in two categories: bottleless and bottled water coolers. Bottleless water coolers are hooked up to a water supply, while bottled water coolers require delivery of water in large bottles from vendors.


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