dust·​bin | \ ˈdəs(t)-ˌbin How to pronounce dustbin (audio) \

Definition of dustbin

1 British : a can for trash or garbage

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Recent Examples on the Web Oh, and the V8's dustbin is engineered with a very convenient push-button release that requires no messy dust diving when emptying it. Cortne Bonilla, refinery29.com, "A New Dyson Owner On If The Vacuum Is Worth Its Hefty Hype (& Price)," 30 Sep. 2020 Before any heartbeat bill is to take effect, that constitutionally illiterate and evil ruling must be tossed into the dustbin of history. Isaac Schorr, National Review, "How Pro-Lifers Should See Political Power," 27 Aug. 2020 Rather, Biden is promising to not merely dispatch Donald Trump to the dustbin of history, but to provide all of America with an offramp from this all-consuming political moment. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Joe Biden Has Found His Big Idea," 20 Aug. 2020 In that shuffle, old modes, like drive-ins, have been pulled from the dustbin, a renaissance that could continue after every state is reopened. Angela Watercutter, Wired, "America’s Great—If Small—Return to Drive-In Theaters," 30 June 2020 The Aunt Jemima pancake mix brand got brushed into the dustbin after 131 years when its owner, Quaker Oats, acknowledged it was based on a racial stereotype. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "Does it really matter if Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben get retired?," 23 June 2020 Pax Americana will join Pax Britannica and Pax Romana in the dustbin of history. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, "The Risks of Overstating Chinese Power," 16 June 2020 Arbuckle said, noting that parents often let their kid’s artwork pile up in their cubbies, or toss it in the dustbin. Stephanie Fairyington, New York Times, "6 Things That Drive Day Care Workers Crazy," 19 Apr. 2020 Send the euphemisms and equivocations to the dustbin along with manager Alex Cora’s spring training pitching plan. BostonGlobe.com, "The Sox currently have more hedges than the garden at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The more they elaborate, the harder it is to pin down the team’s stance for next season.," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dustbin

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Oct 2020

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“Dustbin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dustbin. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dustbin

British : a can for trash or garbage : a garbage can or trash can

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