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

Word Origin and History for gas-guzzler

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper