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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er skee]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ski/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) skiː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er skee]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ski/

Definitions of water-ski word

  • verb without object water-ski to plane over water on water skis or a water ski by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat. 1
  • noun plural water-ski a ski on which to water-ski, designed to plane over water: it is shorter and broader than the skis used on snow. 1
  • verb water-ski If you water-ski, you stand on skis in the water while being pulled along by a boat. 0
  • noun water-ski a type of ski used for planing or gliding over water 0
  • verb water-ski to ride over water on a water-ski or water-skis while holding a rope towed by a speedboat 0
  • noun water-ski a skilike board used in pairs to glide over water 0

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Origin of water-ski

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

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Parts of speech for Water-ski


water-ski popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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