dumpster fire

noun
variants: or less commonly Dumpster fire
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of 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

First Known Use of dumpster fire

2008


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