or gas guz·zler
[ gas-guhz-ler ]
/ ˈgæsˌgʌz lər /
an automobile that has low fuel efficiency, getting relatively few miles per gallon.
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Origin of gas-guzzler
First recorded in 1975–80
OTHER WORDS FROM gas-guzzlergas-guz·zling, adjective
Words nearby gas-guzzler
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Example sentences from the Web for gas-guzzling
Meanwhile, everyday commercial fleets are switching their gas-guzzling buses and trucks to run on plentiful, cheap natural gas.Farewell to the Gas Station: The Demise of a Car-Culture Icon|Daniel Gross|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were a symbol of that age of grotesquerie and excess, those 40-ounce sodas, every bit as much as gas-guzzling SUVs.Michael Tomasky: Mayor Bloomberg Is Right to Declare a War on Sugar|Michael Tomasky|June 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST