Definition of ditchwater in English:

ditchwater

noun

  • [mass noun] Stagnant water in a ditch.

    • ‘By Monday, the work resumes with the placement of culverts above and below the site to route ditchwater into the gently sloping forest cover below the road.’
    • ‘No, he was about as far as he could get from Linwood and the ditchwater funk of the Gulf Coast.’
    • ‘Everyone must pick and sleep in freezing barns, beg food and drink salty ditchwater.’
    • ‘He made mechanical models, and gazed at ditchwater through a microscope.’
    • ‘The warning signals are clear: yesterday's revolution could well become tomorrow's ditchwater.’
    • ‘‘I happen to prefer champagne to ditchwater,’ said the benign old wrecker of the ordered society.’

Pronunciation:

ditchwater

/ˈdɪtʃwɔːtə/