Meaning of Waterloo

Wa•ter•loo

Pronunciation: (wô'tur-l", wot'ur-, wô"tur-l', wot"ur- for 1 also Flem. vä'tur-lō"), [key]
— n.
  1. a village in central Belgium, south of Brussels: Napoleon decisively defeated here on June 18, 1815.
  2. a decisive or crushing defeat: The candidate met her Waterloo in the national elections.
  3. a city in E Iowa. 75,985.
  4. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 49,428.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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