Definition of waterloo
: a decisive or final defeat or setback <a political waterloo>
Origin of waterloo
Waterloo, Belgium, scene of Napoleon's defeat in 1815
First Known Use: 1816
Rhymes with waterloo
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Definition of Waterloo
1 city NE cen Iowa pop 68,406
2 town cen Belgium S of Brussels pop 28,898
3 city Canada in SE Ontario W of Kitchener pop 98,780
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