garbology

noun
gar·​bol·​o·​gy | \ gär-ˈbä-lə-jē How to pronounce garbology (audio) \

Definition of garbology

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

Other Words from garbology

garbologist \ gär-​ˈbä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce garbology (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of garbology

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garbology

garb(age) + -ology (as in geology)

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“Garbology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garbology. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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