bath·​wa·​ter | \ ˈbath-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce bathwater (audio) , ˈbäth-, -ˌwä-tər \

Definition of bathwater

: water for a bath

Examples of bathwater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like Belle Delphine, who got so much hate online for selling her bathwater. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 8 Jan. 2022 That’s not to say manufacturers should throw the baby out with the bathwater. Lisa Caldwell, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Top Republicans in Florida are considering a new approach in their opposition to the federal vaccine mandate imposed by President Joe Biden: Throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2021 The gentle Moon will slip into Taurus at 8:38 am EDT, however, bringing a general calm to the day and reminding us not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Tarot Astrologers,, 23 Sep. 2021 Baby and bathwater must remain firmly together for this relaunch. Mark Faithfull, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Unlike in most triathlons, where the swim acts as a coolant, the water in Tokyo Bay is expected to be bathwater warm. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 July 2021 People think contentment is a gentle thing, like bathwater, that needs only occasional replenishing to keep from turning tepid. Morgan Thomas, The Atlantic, 16 May 2021 But businesses would be wise not to throw out the baby with the bathwater when shedding pandemic routines. Jan Dubauskas, Forbes, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of bathwater

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2022

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“Bathwater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of bathwater

: water used for a bath


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