Definition of Dumpster™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʌmpstə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌmpstər//
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a large open container for putting old bricks, rubbish/garbage, etc. in. The Dumpster is then loaded on a lorry/truck and taken away. Word Origin1930s: originally Dempster Dumpster, proprietary name (based on dump) given by the American manufacturers, Dempster Brothers of Knoxville, Tennessee. Culture Dumpster diving is taking things, including food, from these containers, often as a way of protesting about excess and waste in modern society.
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