or Dump·ster

[ duhmp-ster ]
/ ˈdʌmp stər /


a large metal bin for refuse designed to be hoisted onto a specially equipped truck for emptying or hauling away.

Nearby words

  1. dumping-ground,
  2. dumpish,
  3. dumpling,
  4. dumps,
  5. dumpsite,
  6. dumpster diving,
  7. dumpster fire,
  8. dumpy,
  9. dumpy level,
  10. dumuzi

Origin of dumpster

formerly a trademark

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Word Origin and History for dumpster



1930s, from Dempster-Dumpster trash-hauling mechanism, patented by Dempster Brothers and probably named from dump (v.) with the surname in mind.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper