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noun American English pronunciation: water cooler 
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singularwater cooler
pluralwater coolers
  1. 2
    [singular] journalism used for referring to the situation or place in an office where people talk in an informal way

    jokes around the water cooler

    1. a.
      [always before noun] used for referring to something, especially a television program, that is very interesting so that people talk about it at work the next day

      Perhaps we should dial down our enthusiasm for proclaiming the end of water-cooler TV moments.

      This was great Monday morning water cooler stuff.

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