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waterloo

noun, wa·ter·loo often capitalized \ˌw-tər-ˈlü, ˌwä-\
plural wa·ter·loos

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

Waterloo

geographical name Wa·ter·loo \ˌw-tər-ˈlü, ˌwä-; ˈw-tər-ˌlü, ˈwä-\

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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