water wagon


Definition of water wagon

: a wagon or motortruck equipped with a tank or barrels for hauling water or for sprinkling
on the water wagon
: abstaining from alcoholic beverages : on the wagon

Examples of water wagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another vehicle often seen on Boise streets was the city’s water wagon. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "1927 was big year for America and Idaho | Idaho Statesman," 14 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'water wagon.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of water wagon

1731, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about water wagon

Time Traveler for water wagon

Time Traveler

The first known use of water wagon was in 1731

See more words from the same year

Statistics for water wagon

Cite this Entry

“Water wagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20wagon. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

Comments on water wagon

What made you want to look up water wagon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!