gas-guzzler

or gas guz·zler

[ gas-guhz-ler ]
/ ˈgæsˌgʌz lər /

noun Informal.

an automobile that has low fuel efficiency, getting relatively few miles per gallon.

Nearby words

  1. gas welding,
  2. gas well,
  3. gas-cooled reactor,
  4. gas-discharge tube,
  5. gas-fired,
  6. gas-guzzler tax,
  7. gas-liquid chromatography,
  8. gas-operated,
  9. gas-permeable lens,
  10. gasbag

Origin of gas-guzzler

First recorded in 1975–80

Related formsgas-guz·zling, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gas guzzler

gas guzzler

noun

informal a large car with very high petrol consumption
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Word Origin and History for gas guzzler

gas-guzzler

n.

car with low fuel-efficiency, 1973, American English, from gas (short for gasoline) + guzzler.

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