waterworks

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

water +‎ works

Noun[edit]

waterworks (plural waterworks)

  1. The water supply system of a town etc., including reservoirs, pumps and pipes.
  2. Any single facility, such as a filtration plant, within such a system.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

waterworks pl (plural only)

  1. (informal) Tears; crying.
    She turned on the waterworks when we told her the old man was dead, but she was asking questions about the will soon enough.
  2. (informal) The genitourinary system.