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Definition of "watering hole" []

  • A small natural depression in which water collects, especially a pool where animals come to drink. (noun)
  • Informal A social gathering place, such as a bar or saloon, where drinks are served: "a Warsaw restaurant that was once a cosmopolitan watering hole for actors and writers” ( Newsweek). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "watering hole" in a sentence
  • "Julian's was our watering hole of choice, cheap drinks, music we can sing to, a plentiful stable of men."
  • "Most likely the Outpost became the unofficial watering hole for shuttle-era astronauts because of the sanctuary it offered."
  • "Just down the street, on the corner of Gerard and E. 161st, is a local watering hole my favorite watering hole, I must add as I still taste their Long Island Iced Teas in my mind—wink that almost anyone associated with the Yankees—vendors, merchants, maintenance staff and crazed Yankee fans—hung out at pre and post-game."