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fatberg

[ fat-burg ]
/ ˈfæt bɜrg /
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noun

a solid lump in a sewer system consisting of waste that does not break down, as congealed cooking fat, cleansing wipes, and cotton balls: Cities must deal with the growing problem of large and small fatbergs that cause sewage backups and street flooding.

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Origin of fatberg

First recorded in 2000–05; fat (in the sense “greasy substance”) + (ice)berg
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