dumpster fire

noun

variants or less commonly Dumpster fire
US, informal
: an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence : disaster
Reese and McAdoo take the fall for what has been a dumpster fire of a season, one which has them at 2-10 on the season, and in line for one of the top two picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. James Kratch
So while 2017 has been, by many measures, a complete dumpster fire of a year, New Yorkers can at the very least take refuge in the fact that their city is becoming an even safer place to live. Clayton Guse

Word History

First Known Use

2006, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dumpster fire was in 2006

Dictionary Entries Near dumpster fire

Cite this Entry

“Dumpster fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumpster%20fire. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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