water cooler

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In sense of gossip, compare scuttlebutt, of similar origin.


water cooler (plural water coolers)

  1. A dispenser of cooled drinking water.
  2. (figuratively) A location in the workplace where employees gather to gossip.


water cooler (comparative more water cooler, superlative most water cooler)

  1. of the nature of things discussed around a water-cooler
    "in those days The Late Show was Monday water cooler topic du jour." [1]

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