Dumpster

play
noun Dump·ster \ˈdəm(p)-stər\

Definition of Dumpster

  1. :  a large trash receptacle

Origin and Etymology of dumpster

1dump + -ster (originally in the trademarked name Dempster Dumpster, applied to mechanically loaded refuse containers produced by the Dempster Brothers Company of Knoxville, Tennessee)


First Known Use: 1937


DUMPSTER Defined for English Language Learners

Dumpster

play
noun Dump·ster \ˈdəm(p)-stər\

Definition of Dumpster for English Language Learners

  • —used for a large trash container


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!