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dumpster

or Dump·ster

[ duhmp-ster ]
/ ˈdʌmp stər /
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noun

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

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Origin of dumpster

First recorded in 1935–40; dump + -ster, originally part of the jingle “Dempster Dumpster,” a trademark for a large trash container manufactured by the Dempster Brothers Company in Knoxville, Tennessee
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