or gas guz·zler


noun Informal.

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

Origin of gas-guzzler

First recorded in 1975–80
Related formsgas-guz·zling, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gas guzzler

gas guzzler


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



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

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