Dumpster

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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

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noun Dump·ster \ˈdəm(p)-stər\

Definition of Dumpster for English Language Learners

  • —used for a large trash container


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