garbology

play
noun gar·bol·o·gy \gär-ˈbä-lə-jē\

Definition of garbology

  1. :  the study of modern culture through the analysis of what is thrown away as garbage

garbologist

play \gär-ˈbä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of garbology

garbage + -ology (as in geology)


First Known Use: 1975

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